Saudi authorities arrest 146 “drug smugglers” in major security operation

Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have arrested 146 smugglers, including 19 citizens, in a major security operation that foiled an attempt to illegally bring into Kingdom more than 48.6 tons of khat, 1.5 tons of hashish and 634,000 amphetamine tablets.

The remaining suspects were 87 Yemeni nationals, 32 Ethiopians, three Somali nationals, two Iraqis, two Egyptians and a Pakistani, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

The Saudi Ministry of Interior posted a video of the operation carried out by the security borders guards of Najran, Jazan, Asir and Tabuk regions.

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