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Saudi authorities foil attempt to smuggle 55kg of cocaine

Saudi authorities foil attempt to smuggle 55kg of cocaine

Saudi authorities seized 55.2 kilograms of cocaine as part of a security operation targeting drug smuggling and distribution networks in the Kingdom, said Maj. Marwan Al-Hazmi, a spokesperson for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control.
It resulted in the arrest of 11 suspected drug traffickers in Jeddah Governorate, including four residents, five people from Nigeria who held visitor visas, and two people who entered the country illegally. Preliminary legal procedures are underway and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution.

As the government ramps up its efforts to fight drug smuggling, the public is encouraged to report any suspicions of illicit activity to the General Directorate of Narcotics Control by calling 911 (in Makkah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province) or 999 (for the rest of the Kingdom). Alternatively, email 995@gfnc.gov.sa. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
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