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One Nigerian, three Saudis arrested for alleged involvement in smuggling of cocaine

Four members of a gang, including three Saudis and one Nigerian national have been arrested in Saudi Arabia over alleged involvement in the smuggling and sale of cocaine.

According to a report by Saudi Gazette on Monday, May 8, 2023, about 2.2 kilograms of cocaine were seized from the suspects.
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Riyadh Police revealed that it foiled an attempt to smuggle in and the sale of 2.2 kilograms of cocaine in the city of Riyadh and the Jeddah governorate.
The gang members based in the Jeddah governorate, were found involved in the smuggling of cocaine while a citizen led a gang of two other citizens who were engaged in carrying out the sale of cocaine in the city of Riyadh using organized criminal methods.
Riyadh police seized the quantity of cocaine and a sum of money. Legal measures were taken against the arrested gang members and they were referred to the competent authorities.
The security authorities called on Saudi citizens and expatriates to report information about any suspicious activities related to drug smuggling or sale by calling over the number 911 in the regions of Makkah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province and the number 999 in the rest of the Saudi regions.
They are also urged to report to the General Directorate of Narcotic Control (GNDC) via the number 995 or e-mail The authorities stated that all such reporting will be treated confidentially.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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