Saudi Arabia ‘will remain resolute’ in anti-drugs campaign, minister warns
Saudi Arabia’s campaign against illegal drugs is achieving dramatic results, with major strikes against traffickers and smuggling operations, the Kingdom’s Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif said.
Speaking during a visit to the Central Operations Room at the ministry’s Riyadh headquarters, Prince Abdulaziz said that although the campaign is still in its early stages, the Kingdom “will remain resolute and not leave room for smugglers or dealers to target our youth or tamper with security in any way.”
The minister praised the efforts of security personnel in protecting the nation from the dangers of illicit drugs, and urged citizens to play their role by reporting traffickers and smugglers, saying that all reports will be dealt with confidentially.
He received a briefing from Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Bassami, director of general security, on the results of recent anti-drug operations.
The meeting was attended by Nasser Al-Dawood, deputy interior minister; Lt. Gen. Saeed Al-Qahtani, assistant minister of interior for operations affairs; Hisham Al-Faleh, ministry undersecretary; and Mohammed Al-Muhanna, the ministry’s undersecretary for security affairs.