Two Pakistani nationals arrested in Saudi Arabia on drug trafficking charges

Suspects reportedly using a residential unit as a base to distribute 13,000 narcotic tablets

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Pakistani citizens underwent legal procedures and were referred to the Public Prosecution for further action. — Saudi Gazette
Pakistani citizens underwent legal procedures and were referred to the Public Prosecution for further action. — Saudi Gazette

Saudi authorities have detained two Pakistani nationals involved in a “significant drug trafficking operation,” reported Saudi Gazette on Tuesday.

The Criminal Investigation and Search Department of the Riyadh Region Police arrested the suspects who were reportedly using a residential unit as a base to distribute 13,000 narcotic tablets.

According to the report, the Pakistani citizens underwent legal procedures and were referred to the Public Prosecution for further action.

In light of this incident, the Saudi security authorities have urged citizens and residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to drug smuggling or trafficking.

This is not the first time that Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia authorities arrested on the charges of drug trafficking.

Last year in August, a Pakistani national was apprehended in Tabuk for dealing methamphetamine, while three Saudi citizens were detained for dealing amphetamine.

Similarly in November 2022, Saudi Arabia executed two Pakistani nationals for smuggling heroin, the first time the death penalty had been administered for drug crimes in nearly three years, according to an AFP tally.