Saudi Border Guard Killed in Gunfight with Traffickers

Published May 24th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Saudi border guard was shot dead in a gunfight with traffickers in a southern province on the border with Yemen, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. 

Al-Riyadh, without giving a date for the incident in Jizan, said the gunmen were trying to smuggle in qat, a mildly narcotic plant that is legal in Yemen but banned in Saudi Arabia, where the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is death – (AFP)  

© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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