Pakistanis Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Drug Trafficking

Web DeskAugust 21, 2023

Five individuals, four of whom are Pakistanis, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges related to drug trafficking. The detentions were the result of a collaborative operation involving Saudi intelligence agencies and the anti-narcotics division in Riyadh.

The apprehensions followed credible information received by Saudi authorities regarding the involvement of these individuals in drug-related activities. According to a report from a Saudi news source, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control verified that the four Pakistani detainees were in possession of 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “ice.”

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In a separate incident in Makkah, another suspect was taken into custody with 3.4 kilograms of hashish found in their belongings.

All five individuals have been moved to a police station to undergo the necessary legal procedures.

In a parallel incident in the Jazan province, border guards encountered drug traffickers during their routine patrols. However, the suspects managed to flee the scene, leaving behind a significant quantity of 111 kilograms of illegal drugs. This occurrence underscores the ongoing challenges Saudi authorities face in their efforts to combat drug smuggling across various parts of the country.

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