Saudi arrests man selling illegal drugs through Snapchat

The directorate’s department of social media has spotted a suspicious account named “Action”, which was offering drugs for sale. (Reuters)

The directorate general of drugs in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh was able to nab a young man who was trafficking narcotics with the help of four accomplices through the Snapchat application.

The directorate’s department of social media has spotted a suspicious account named “Action”, which was offering drugs for sale.
Investigations revealed that five people were administering the account, including a ring leader who was the mastermind of the operation.

The directorate said when the ring leader was apprehended, a large quantity of narcotics consisting of hashish, Captagon and Xanax tablets and a gun were found with him.

It said all his accomplices were arrested in less than 48 hours from different locations in Riyadh.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on March 17, 2016.

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