Saudi authorities thwart attempts to smuggle over 500kg of qat

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Thu, 2024-03-21 21:36

RIYADH: Saudi border guards in the Jazan and Asir regions thwarted multiple attempts to smuggle qat into the Kingdom, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Authorities in Jazan’s governorate of Al-Daer foiled an attempt to smuggle 165kg of the narcotic plant, while in the nearby district of Al-Arda another 120kg was intercepted. 

Border guards in Asir’s Al-Rabwa area thwarted the smuggling of 270kg of qat.

Preliminary legal procedures have been completed and the seized narcotics were handed to the relevant authorities.

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