Saudi security officer killed in raid on a drug hideout in Asir

Security forces in Asir raided one of the sites taken by violators of the system to run their criminal activities of circulating drugs and alcohol. (Supplied)

The spokesman for Saudi General Security Department announced Tuesday that Saudi police officer Abdullah Assiri, a member of the Police Department of Asir, was shot dead during a raid at a drug hideout in the province.

The spokesman said in a statement that "when security forces in Asir raided one of the sites taken by violators of the system to run their criminal activities of circulating drugs and alcohol… the perpetrators took advantage of the ruggedness of the region and darkness, and fired at the security officers in order to run away which prompted the security officers to fire back resulting in the killing of one of the drug traffickers, an Ethiopian national and the wounding of a Saudi person who was in the area, arresting four Ethiopians after chasing them in the mountainous area, while Captain /Abdullah Assiri received a gunshot which led to his death…”

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

The statement added that "the General Security declares that it asserts that security personnel will not hesitate to monitor and keep a watch on all those who pose a threat to the security and safety of society, and will work with all force, firmness to track and arrest them to receive fair punishment”.

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

saudi police killed in asir

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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