Over half ton of cocaine confiscated at Jeddah Islamic Port
June 23, 2014
Saudi Customs officers have sized over half a tonne of cocaine in Jeddah, the Ministry of Interior announced today. The 526 kg (1,160 lbs) of “pure cocaine” was found stashed in a container of photocopier paper at merchant ship in Jeddah Islamic Port June 7. The Interior Ministry said the drugs came from a South American country, without naming the country. Drug smuggling is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.