Two expatriates have been arrested for allegedly smuggling heroin between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman has said.
Seven-and-a-half kilos of raw heroin and more than 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine were allegedly found when authorities intercepted two trucks at different posts along the UAE-Saudi border, the Saudi Gazette reported.
The Pakistani drivers of the trucks, which also contained various goods to be sold in the kingdom, were arrested and have been charged with smuggling the drugs.
Earlier this month, a Pakistani man was beheaded in Saudi Arabia for smuggling heroin. He was the 13th Pakistani to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since mid-October, Saudi Gazette said.
Saudi authorities said they intercepted almost 18 kilograms of raw heroin being smuggled into the country last year.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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