SAUDI ARABIA

Border Guards intercept boat carrying 258 kg of hashish

September 04, 2017

JEDDAH — Naval patrols of the Border Guards in the Makkah region on Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle in a large quantity of hashish through the Jeddah sector.
The spokesman of the Border Guards said that the maritime patrols of Border Guards in Makkah region detected a naval target while on its smuggling bid.
He said that naval patrol boats were immediately rushed to the scene and intercepted and besieged a boat with three Yemeni nationals on board.
They were arrested with a total of 258.35 kilograms of hashish. Coastal patrols also apprehended five other Yemenis who were about to receive the drug consignment.

September 04, 2017
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