Ministry of Interior captures 478 drug suspects

April 17, 2011

A security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, Maj. Gen. Mansour bin Sultan Al-Turki, has announced that several operations aimed against narcotics smugglers, dealers and possessors carried out in the first quarter of this year have resulted in the detainment of 478 suspects. A total of 241 Saudi nationals are among those arrested. The market value of the confiscated narcotics is estimated to be at SR 1.4 billion [$373.31 million].

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