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Saudi female prison guard gets honored for drugs bust

A female prison sergeant has been honored for foiling an attempt to smuggle drugs into a Riyadh prison

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A female prison sergeant has been honored for foiling an attempt to smuggle drugs into a Riyadh prison.

Sergeant Aisha Bint Jaber Al-Otaibi discovered hashish and other narcotics hidden in food a woman was taking to her inmate husband in the prison.

Al-Otaibi suspected the food the woman was carrying might contain illegal goods so she insisted on searching it thoroughly. She said the drugs were carefully hidden in pastries.

“I felt that the pastries were tough instead of having a smooth touch and when I opened them I found the drugs,” she said.

The prison’s director of operations Brig. Majed Bin Bandr Al-Dowaish said Al-Otaibi’s intuition helped her find the illegal goods.

He said: “The female prison guards are well trained to identify all kinds of smuggling. The honoring of Al-Otaibi will encourage them to be extremely careful.”

Director of Prisons in Riyadh Maj. Gen. Masaad Bin Sulab Al-Ruwaili presented a cash reward and certificate of merit to the sergeant.