Over half ton of cocaine confiscated at Jeddah Islamic Port ‎

June 23, 2014

Saudi Customs officers have sized over half a tonne of cocaine in Jeddah, the Ministry of Interior ‎announced today.  The 526 kg (1,160 lbs) of “pure cocaine” was found stashed in a container of ‎photocopier paper at merchant ship in Jeddah Islamic Port June 7.   The Interior Ministry said the drugs came from a South American country, without naming the country.  Drug smuggling is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.‎

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