Saudi Arabia to intensify campaign to detect environmental violations

The General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection plans to intensify checks, during the month of Ramadan, to ensure compliance with environmental protection guidelines. (Reuters)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia to intensify campaign to detect environmental violations

  • Inspection teams will inform officials and owners of enterprises about the significant impact of environmental violations.
  • The authority detected several violations during its first campaign “1001” in Riyadh, before heading to the Eastern Region to ensure that industrial and development entities are abiding by regulations.

RIYADH: The General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection plans to intensify, during the month of Ramadan, inspections for potential environmental violations.

Inspection teams will also inform officials and owners of enterprises about the significant impact of environmental violations.

The authority detected several violations during its first campaign “1001” in Riyadh, before heading to the Eastern Region to ensure that industrial and development entities are abiding by regulations that protect the environment and its resources.

The campaign surveyed 2,000 kilometers from the Jordanian border to the Yemeni border. The second phase of the campaign was launched from the Saudi-Kuwaiti border, covering an area of 1,600 km.


Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

Updated 21 May 2018
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Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards thwarted several attempts to smuggle 1,117 kilograms of hashish through land and sea borders during the period from May 7th until May 19th.
Border patrols arrested 30 suspects from different nationalities, after they were spotted crossing the Kingdom's southern borders.
According to the border guards' spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, those involved, including 13 Ethiopians, 6 Somalis, and 11 Yemenis, have been referred to the relevant authorities for processing, along with the narcotics that were seized in their possession.
Al-Harbi stressed that the border guards will continue to be vigilant in stopping all attempts to smuggle contraband into the country.