Saudi Arabia foils new attempt to smuggle drugs via Red Sea

Spokesman of the border guards said that they found seven plastic barrels which have been referred to authorities to complete the legal procedures. (AA.Net)

Naval patrols in the coastal city of Duba foiled an attempted to smuggle drugs into Saudi Arabia via the Red Sea.

Spokesman of the border guards, Colonel Marine Gen. Saher bin Mohammed al-Harbi, said that they found seven plastic barrels which have been referred to authorities to complete the legal procedures.

Earlier this month Anti-narcotic forces in al-Madinah were able to confiscate up to 623,000 amphetamine pills that were on its way to Jeddah.

The drugs were being smuggled from the city to Jeddah via Tabuk while being hidden in hay stacks on a truck.

Saudi authorities have seized more than 22.4 million amphetamine pills and arrested more 1,776 drug smugglers during an eight-month period last year.

In their campaign against drug-trafficking, Saudi authorities also confiscated hundreds of weapons last year, including 184 machineguns as well as rifles and guns, in addition to over SR41 million in cash.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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