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Smuggling on Saudi-Yemeni border

Smugglers operating along the Saudi-Yemeni border are constantly coming up with new methods to bring contraband into Saudi Arabia. Their latest trick is to recruit unemployed Saudis to help. The southern part of Saudi Arabia is the most rugged and inaccessible in the Kingdom. It is treated as little more than a huge door by many people from Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, who sneak into Saudi Arabia from the south, sometimes on their way to the UAE. Drugs, weapons, liquor and ammunitions are the goods most frequently smuggled into the Kingdom via hard-to-reach roads. “It is very easy to cross the border, you just need to pick the right time,” said Ahmad Mualamy, a Yemeni overstayer who has illegally been working in Jizan for three years. Full Story

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