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Old Jan 25th 2011, 5:22 pm
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-...rimes-1.751901

Saudi Police have arrested 7,213 people in Riyadh last year for crimes related to drugs, said a report released by the Riyadh Police Department.

The report said 12,491 narcotic pills, 1,434 hashish-filled cigarettes, 20 grams of heroin and 2,296 bundles of narcotic qat were seized by squads.

Patrol squads have raided five dens and confiscated 48 barrels of alcohol, 3,332 bottles of locally-brewed alcohol and 359 bottles of imported alcohol.

“106,658 people involved in different crimes, including 6,109 wanted men, have been arrested,” the report said.

In all, 1,048 people were arrested for carrying 750 pieces of unlicensed ammunition, 14,843 live ammunition and 376 knives.

The report comes four months after the Saudi interior ministry arrested a narcotic gang possessing 9 million of captagon pills, six tonnes of hashish and 10 kilos of heroin.

The ministry at that time said it has arrested 210 people involved in drug trafficking operations worth 330 million Saudi riyals. Of them, 133 were Saudis and the rest were expatriates, including 31 Pakistanis, 21 Yemenis, 18 Syrians, 11 Filipinos, 5 Egyptians, 3 Ethiopians, 2 Eritreans and one each from Sudan, Kuwait and Jordan.

Lt. General Mansour Al Turki, Interior ministry spokesman, was quoted earlier as saying that drug traffickers and bootleggers see Saudi Arabia as a lucrative market as they want to generate high and quick income due to the high costs of these banned substances.

Despite strict measures in force, there is an increasing number of drug trafficking and smuggling incidents.

For instance, it was reported on Sunday that a policeman in Najran prison has admitted taking 40,000 riyals in bribe for letting 1,055 in captagon pills and 200 grams of hashish into the prison. The drug was intended to be sold to prisoners.

Drug trafficking carries death penalty in Saudi Arabia


some of these numbers are frankly insane and a strong indicator of just how screwed up saudi is.
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Old Jan 25th 2011, 5:57 pm
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-...rimes-1.751901

Saudi Police have arrested 7,213 people in Riyadh last year for crimes related to drugs, said a report released by the Riyadh Police Department.

The report said 12,491 narcotic pills, 1,434 hashish-filled cigarettes, 20 grams of heroin and 2,296 bundles of narcotic qat were seized by squads.

Patrol squads have raided five dens and confiscated 48 barrels of alcohol, 3,332 bottles of locally-brewed alcohol and 359 bottles of imported alcohol.

“106,658 people involved in different crimes, including 6,109 wanted men, have been arrested,” the report said.

In all, 1,048 people were arrested for carrying 750 pieces of unlicensed ammunition, 14,843 live ammunition and 376 knives.

The report comes four months after the Saudi interior ministry arrested a narcotic gang possessing 9 million of captagon pills, six tonnes of hashish and 10 kilos of heroin.

The ministry at that time said it has arrested 210 people involved in drug trafficking operations worth 330 million Saudi riyals. Of them, 133 were Saudis and the rest were expatriates, including 31 Pakistanis, 21 Yemenis, 18 Syrians, 11 Filipinos, 5 Egyptians, 3 Ethiopians, 2 Eritreans and one each from Sudan, Kuwait and Jordan.

Lt. General Mansour Al Turki, Interior ministry spokesman, was quoted earlier as saying that drug traffickers and bootleggers see Saudi Arabia as a lucrative market as they want to generate high and quick income due to the high costs of these banned substances.

Despite strict measures in force, there is an increasing number of drug trafficking and smuggling incidents.

For instance, it was reported on Sunday that a policeman in Najran prison has admitted taking 40,000 riyals in bribe for letting 1,055 in captagon pills and 200 grams of hashish into the prison. The drug was intended to be sold to prisoners.

Drug trafficking carries death penalty in Saudi Arabia


some of these numbers are frankly insane and a strong indicator of just how screwed up saudi is.
in fairness, for a population of 26million people these numbers are not that big are they? especially when you factor in 5 million or so expats who, by definition, break almost every law there is.
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Old Jan 25th 2011, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
in fairness, for a population of 26million people these numbers are not that big are they? especially when you factor in 5 million or so expats who, by definition, break almost every law there is.
Don't forget those who live in VERY large houses and have fully stocked )juice )bars and ...other things.
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Default Re: 7,000 arrested in Riyadh

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in fairness, for a population of 26million people these numbers are not that big are they? especially when you factor in 5 million or so expats who, by definition, break almost every law there is.
i was unable to break the drugs law
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in fairness, for a population of 26million people these numbers are not that big are they? especially when you factor in 5 million or so expats who, by definition, break almost every law there is.
globally and i'd suspect especially in saudi most drugs smuggled arent discovered, so if 9 million amphetamines were found at a guess i'd say 3 times that got through. that basically means that half the youngsters in saudi are wired to the moon well enough to stay there for the next 50 years
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