2005 News Story

Iraqi car smugglers arrested in Jubail

Interior Ministry spokesman Major-General Mansur Al-Turki has reported that last night near Jubail in the Eastern Province security forces arrested four Iraqi nationals who had illegally entered the Kingdom for the purpose of stealing and smuggling cars. At the approach of the security patrol, the smugglers opened fire and tried to escape. In the exchange of fire, one of them was wounded; he was taken to a hospital while the other three were arrested. Two stolen cars were recovered. A fifth collaborator was arrested later.