Drug smuggling busted at Sana’a Airport
Naji Al-Muraqab, general manager of Sana’a International Airport, said the drugs arrived in the airport and were discovered inside steam laundries.
He said the pills were inside firmly covered iron plates. Investigations of those suspected are still in progress. Details of the incident are to be revealed in the coming days.
Al-Muraqab said that the pills were discovered by Brigadier Mohammed Nasser, general manager of land, sea and air entrances; Khaled Al-Aqeli, director of Sana’a Airport Security; Awsan Jar Allah, Assistant Director of Sana’a Airport; and Sana’a International Airport customs personnel.
Al-Muraqab thanked airport employees for exerting great efforts to prevent the transfer of drugs at Sana’a International Airport and into the city and the country.
Mohammed Al-Tahish, customs manager of Sana’a International Airport, said the pills came from Syria and were in the name of a Syrian living in Yemen. He said procedures are in place to transfer the pills to relevant authorities who can take actions.
Al-Tahish said the names of those charged people will be made public the investigation is complete.
Recently, security apparatuses obtained $102,000 inside parcels sent from the U.S. to a person in Yemen through Emirates Airlines.