Saudi authorities arrest 361 in drug busts in last few weeks
Hundreds of people have been arrested as Saudi authorities thwarted attempts to smuggle large quantities of drugs into the Kingdom this month.
Border Guards spokesman Col. Misfer Al-Quraini, said that land patrols in Najran, Jazan, Asir and Tabuk thwarted attempts to smuggle 29.2 tons of khat, and 766 kilograms of hashish between Dec. 3 and Dec. 24.
He said 361 smugglers had been arrested, including 23 Saudis, 261 Yemenis, 70 Ethiopians and seven Eritreans.
Al-Quraini added that initial legal procedures have been taken against them, and that the contraband was handed over to the competent authority.