Attempt to smuggle drugs hidden in watermelon; A five-member group was arrested in Saudi Arabia

Jafarali Palakode


The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted GDNC spokesman Major Muhammad Al Nujaidi as saying that the attempt was to smuggle drug pills inside watermelons.

Seized drugs

Jeddah: Saudi authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs hidden in watermelons. Saudi General Directorate of Narcotics Control spokesman Major Muhammad Al Nujaidi said five people, including two locals and three Syrian foreigners, were arrested in the incident.

Under the guise of exporting watermelons, 7,65,000 amphetamine tablets were tried to be smuggled. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted GDNC spokesman Major Muhammad Al Nujaidi as saying that the attempt was to smuggle drug pills inside watermelons.

Major Al Nujaidi said that as a result of the security forces’ vigilant surveillance of the transactions of drug trafficking gangs, it was possible to seize and arrest large quantities of narcotics. The accused were arrested and handed over to the public prosecution.

Saudi authorities recently seized Captagon and amphetamine pills illegally exported from Syria and Lebanon. The General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) said last Wednesday that Saudi Arabia security forces seized 7,00,000 amphetamine pills in the capital Riyadh.

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