Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Police foil attempt to distribute 53,792 kgs hashish

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Police foiled an attempt to distribute 53,792 kilograms (118,591 lbs) of hashish hidden in the cavities of a vehicle, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The vehicle was carrying four Saudi citizens (two men and two women) and a Yemeni woman. All the passengers were in their forties.

SPA reported that, “Initial legal measures have been taken against them, and they have been referred to the competent authority”.

No further details have been provided by the authorities.

Saudi security forces thwart such attempts on a regular basis, especially in Jizan, Tabuk and the Eastern Province.