158 arrested in drug smuggling operation

December 8, 2009

A spokesman at the Ministry of Interior in Riyadh announced today that attempt to smuggle and distribute narcotics in the Kingdom has been foiled by Saudi security forces. A total of 158 people have been arrested, including 50 foreign nationals. The confiscated narcotics consisted of 10,539,850 Captagon pills (fenethylline), 2,379,551 kg of hashish, and 5,886 kg of pure heroin.