Saudi police have arrested 125 people in connection with drug trafficking activities in several crackdowns across the kingdom in the past two months, the kingdom' s Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
The detainees included 76 locals, 16 Yemenis, nine from Pakistan, four from Syria, four from Iraq, three from Sudan, three from Egypt, three from Turkey, two from Oman, and one from Kuwait, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Bengal each, the ministry said in a statement carried by state-run SPA news agency.
During the arrests, police seized 6.8 million amphetamine pills known as Captagon, 6.5 tons of hashish and 2.4 kilograms of pure heroin, the statement said, noting that a policeman and six suspects sustained non-lethal injuries during the crackdowns.
The suspects could face death penalty if convicted.
June 07, 2010