Saudi authorities tackling drug traders and smugglers have reported a number of arrests across the Kingdom in recent days.
On Sunday, Border Guard land patrols in Al-Ardah governorate in the Jazan region thwarted the smuggling of 270 kilograms of khat.
Initial legal procedures were completed after the drugs were seized and handed over to the relevant authorities, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Last week, Maj. Marwan Al-Hazmi, a spokesperson for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control, said that the authorities seized more than 55 kilograms of cocaine in Jeddah.
It resulted in the arrest of 11 suspected drug traffickers, including four residents, five Nigerians with visitor visas, and two people who entered the country illegally.
The General Directorate of Narcotics Control reaffirmed its commitment to preventing drug smuggling and tightening customs procedures on imports and exports.
The Saudi government has urged anyone with information related to suspected smuggling operations or customs violations to call the confidential hotline 1910, the international number 00 966 114208417, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips received by the authority related to smuggling crimes and breaches of common customs law are treated with strict confidentiality. Financial rewards are offered for valid tips.