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Attempt to smuggle 15 million amphetamine pills foiled at Jeddah port
Saudi authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle around 15 million amphetamine tablets through Jeddah Islamic Port.
According to the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZTCA), 14,976,000 tablets were found hidden in a commercial consignment coming from abroad.
The report said the smuggled quantity was found ingeniously hidden in a machine for manufacturing concrete blocks.
Accordingly, the ZTCA notified the security authorities who, after strictly tracing the address of the single beneficiary, apprehended him.
Sate Security warns against donating to unknown foreign entities
The Presidency of State Security (PSS) has warned the public against the danger of donating to unknown foreign entities, stressing that it may be a source of support and financi...
Attorney General orders arrest of person who appears in video assaulting a child
Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Muajab ordered on Thursday to quickly arrest a person who appeared in a video clip, being circulated on social media, assaulting a...
Ka'aba door bears witness to Saudi rulers' care for the House of God
The pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques have witnessed the great services rendered by the Kingdom in various fields, and the meticulous care and attention given by the...
Saudi Arabia records 130 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Saudi Arabia recorded on Thursday 130 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 811,642.
Saudi-Indonesia deal paves way for resumption of hiring domestic workers after a gap of 11 years
Riyadh and Jakarta have agreed to resume hiring of Indonesian house workers to the Kingdom effective from Thursday and this is after a hiatus of 11 years.
MAWANI announces transfer of Duba Port management to NEOM
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) announced the transfer of the management of Duba Port to the NEOM Company effective from this month of August.
Saudi power company secures SR13.4bn financing facility to fund long-term growth
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia's premier electricity service provider, has announced signing an agreement to obtain a dollar-denominated $3 billion internatio...
CMA refers two people to Public Prosecution over tweets influencing share prices
Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has detected two accounts on Twitter violating Article 49 of the Capital Market Law and Article 8 of the Market Conduct Regulations.
Saudi Arabia allows holders of tourist, commercial visas to perform Umrah
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday that those who obtained tourist visas and commercial visas will now be allowed to perform the Umrah pilgrimage during their ...
Saudi Arabia to host Arab Radio & TV Festival in November
Saudi Arabia will host, for the first time ever, the activities of the 22nd edition of the Arab Radio & TV Festival later this year.
Armed man takes hostages at Beirut bank demanding return of frozen funds
An armed man is holding employees and customers hostage at a bank on Beirut's bustling Hamra street Thursday demanding his frozen funds be released, according to a security sour...
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