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Houthis smuggle, abandon Yemenis on mountains into Saudi Arabia

Houthi traffickers abandoned 73 Yemenis on mountains who had paid them thousands of Yemeni Riyals to smuggle them into Saudi Arabia

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Houthi traffickers abandoned 73 Yemenis on mountains who had paid them thousands of Yemeni Riyals to smuggle them into Saudi Arabia, Al Hadath reported.

Security forces said that they received information of a group of people trying to cross the border through the mountains that led them to their arrest.

In the Houthi strong-hold of the northern province of Saada, Houthi traffickers take Yemenis who pay them a set fee to smuggle them over the border, but then leave them abandoned in the mountains with no food, water, and under the threat of the war.

“They take from us money, and take us to Saada for three thousand Saudi Riyals ($800),” one man said.
In addition to human trafficking, Houthi militias have reportedly been attempting to smuggle drugs and weapons.