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Drug seizure: Two Pakistanis, six others arrested in Saudi Arabia
Drug Seizure
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Drug seizure: Two Pakistanis, six others arrested in Saudi Arabia

| @indiablooms | 02 Sep 2022, 09:45 pm

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested eight people, including two Pakistanis, after they busted a drug smuggling bid in what is being termed as the country's biggest operation.

The Saudi state-run agency SPA reported that security authorities followed up a shipment on its arrival at the Dry Port in Riyadh, reports Daily Pakistan.

Security agents, in coordination with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, raided the warehouse where the shipment was taken and arrested eight suspects engaged in the smuggling attempt, including 6 Syrians and 2 Pakistanis.

The officials recovered 46,916,480 amphetamine pills, a type of drug used by affluent youth, hidden in a flour shipment.

The Official Spokesperson of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) Major Mohammed Al-Nujaidi noted as quoted by the newspaper, “this is biggest operation of its kind to smuggle this amount of narcotics into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in one operation."

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