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Attempts to Smuggle 2.8 Million Amphetamine Pills, 627 Kilograms of Hashish, 28.946 Tons of Khat Foiled

Riyadh, Spokesperson of the General Directorate of Border Guards Colonel Misfer Al-Greini said that close security follow ups for drug traffickers and smugglers have resulted in foiling an attempt to smuggle 2.8 million Amphetamine pills and arresting the recipient in cooperation and coordination with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control and the Facilities Security Forces, through the eastern borders. This is in addition to foiling attempts to smuggle 627 kilograms of Hashish and 28.946 tons of Khat through the southern border of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The spokesperson said that 35 accused persons of smuggling and receiving these narcotics were arrested, including 27 citizens, seven Yemenis and an Ethiopian who are border security violators, and all preliminary legal procedures have been taken against them, while the seized items were referred to concerned authorities.

Source: Saudi Press Agency