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  • Sheryll Mericido

Border Guards thwarted khat smuggler's attempt, preventing 72 kg from reaching destination

Jazan, August 21, 2023, In a commendable display of vigilance, Border Guard Patrols operating in the Al-Ardah governorate of the Jazan Region successfully thwarted an audacious attempt to smuggle a substantial quantity of khat. The diligent efforts of these border security personnel resulted in the prevention of 72 kg of this illicit substance from reaching its intended destination. In a recent development, legal action has been initiated, resulting in the confiscation of contraband items. These illicit goods have now been duly handed over to the relevant authority, marking a significant step towards upholding the law. In an effort to combat the ongoing issue of drug smuggling and selling, security authorities have issued a public call for assistance. Residents of Makkah, Riyadh, and the Eastern regions are urged to report any relevant information by dialing 911, while those residing in other regions of the Kingdom are advised to contact 999. Diese plea for cooperation aims to enhance the collective efforts in curbing the illegal drug trade across the nation. For those seeking assistance, individuals can reach out to the General Directorate of Narcotics Control at 995 or via email at [email protected]. Strict confidentiality will be maintained for all reports.

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