Arab News –  Saudi Border Guards have sunk an attempt by Yemenis to smuggle by boat 274 kg of hashish into the Kingdom, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
The smugglers were heading to a site on the Red Sea coast on Saturday when a Jeddah-based patrol vessel stopped them, Border Guards spokesman Sahir bin Mohammed Al-Harbi was quoted as saying by the SPA.
“The passengers threw a number of bags overboard after they were surrounded. Four people were arrested from the boat,” he said, adding that a Yemeni who was waiting for them on the coast was also arrested.
Officers recovered the bags, which allegedly contained the hashish.
The Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that Saudi anti-drug officers seized almost 30 tons of hashish, along with nearly as much heroin and millions of amphetamine pills, during the past Hijra year which ended in mid-October.
In August and September alone, police say they arrested 177 Saudis and 290 others suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons.


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