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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:47:52 -0800

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Saudi Arabia: Pakistani Beheaded For Drug Trafficking In Saudi

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Nation, 25 Dec 2014 - RIYADH- Saudi Arabia today beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, the 12th man from Pakistan to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since October. The sentence against Ismail Khan Sayed was carried out in Eastern Province after his conviction for smuggling a large amount of heroin, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.



Saudi Arabia: Drugs Worth $267m Seized, 6 Held

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Saudi Gazette, 13 Apr 2014 - RIYADH - Saudi Arabian police have arrested six people and seized illegal drugs worth SR1 billion ($267 million) that were being smuggled into the country from neighboring Bahrain, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said five Saudi citizens and one Bahraini had been detained in the operation after police uncovered 22.6 million amphetamine pills hidden inside coils of barbed wire and rolls of plastic.



Saudi Arabia: Project Under Study To Reinstate Ex-Addicts To

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Saudi Gazette, 29 Jun 2013 - DAMMAM - The anti-drug administration is currently studying the possibility of reinstating drug addicts and dealers to their military or civilian jobs after they finish rehabilitation and serve their jail sentences. Director General of the Drug Combat Department in the Eastern Province Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Jameel disclosed this while inaugurating an exhibition in Al-Shatie Mall in Dammam to commemorate the International Day Against Drugs.



Saudi Arabia: Six Beheaded In Saudi Arabia

Mon, 14 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Khaleej Times, 14 May 2007 - RIYADH - Four Saudis were beheaded by the sword on Monday after being convicted of rape and murder, while an Iraqi and a Pakistani nationals were executed for drug trafficking, the interior ministry said. The six beheadings -- one of the highest numbers of executions in one day -- brought to 72 the number of executions announced by the Saudi authorities this year, almost double the figure in 2006.



Saudi Arabia: Drug Combating Program Targets Women And Youth

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:00:00 GMT

Arab News, 18 Oct 2006 - JEDDAH, 18 October 2006 -- Prince Turki ibn Talal, chairman of the board of trustees of Mentor Arabia, has emphasized the role of his organization in protecting young men and women from drug abuse and promoting their health and well-being. Mentor, a non-profit and non-government organization, has positively affected the lives of more than a million children in 40 countries over the last 10 years. It seeks to undertake, identify, support and share information on proven and promising practices that effectively prevent or protect children and young people from drugs.



Saudi Arabia: Saudi Prince Said To Smuggle Cocaine In His

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:00:00 GMT

The New York Sun, 27 Jul 2006 - PARIS -- A Saudi prince went on trial in his absence in Paris yesterday, accused of being involved in a plot to use his private jet to smuggle $92 million of cocaine into Europe. Prince Nayef al-Chaalan faces charges relating to his alleged participation in, or organization of, an operation to fly nearly 2 tons of the drug to an airfield six miles from Paris from Colombia.



Saudi Arabia: Exams Draw Speed Dealers To Students

Sat, 27 May 2006 07:00:00 GMT

Arab News, 27 May 2006 - JEDDAH, 27 May 2006 -- Drug dealers are targeting high school, college and university students using new and ingenious methods. According to a report in Al-Watan, students under the pressure of exams are being offered drugs by dealers who say the pills would help keep them awake and enhance brainpower to study and read textbooks. The most common of these pills is Captagon, the commercial name for the drug fenetylline, a stimulant used to curb attention deficit problems in mentally disabled patients.



Saudi Arabia: OPED: Controlling Drugs: China's Lesson for the World

Sun, 14 May 2006 07:00:00 GMT

Arab News, 14 May 2006 - During the difficult years that preceded the British handover of Hong Kong to China, the Chinese government's intense antipathy to opium and the still fresh memories of the evil that eighteenth century buccaneering Britain had inflicted on China and Hong Kong added an extra emotional charge to what, anyway, was a most complicated transition. Without opium there would have been no Hong Kong. The British only acquired it because of the Opium Wars, and the city's early economic success was built on the opium trade. It was the British who fed the Chinese propensity for opium. Historians point out that the Chinese would have found it elsewhere, even grown some of it themselves. But the truth is the Indian-grown opium was the brand the Chinese smokers savored and the British East India Company marketed it with commercial elan.



Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Groups Trading Drugs For Money And

Mon, 05 Sep 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Asharq Al-Awsat, 05 Sep 2005 - Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat - Smuggling operations in Saudi Arabia have drastically changed in the last three years with border patrols seizing an unprecedented amount of weapons, explosives and drugs. According to security sources, drug dealing, terrorism and money laundering are closely related as aborted smuggling operations in the Kingdom have revealed.