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Pakistanis arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges of drug trafficking

09:02 AM | 17 Apr, 2024
Pakistanis arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges of drug trafficking
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RIYADH – Two Pakistani citizens have been apprehended in Saudi Arabia amid major drug trafficking bust.

A report shared by Saudi state run news agency said the Investigation and Search Department of Riyadh Region Police arrested Pakistani citizens who were allegedly using a residential unit to distribute narcotics.

The suspects have undergone legal procedures and have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further action. Saudi security authorities have advised masses to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to drug smuggling or trafficking.

This is not the first instance of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia being arrested for drug trafficking.

Last year in August, a Pakistani national was held in Tabuk for meth dealing, and three Saudi citizens were detained for dealing another banned substance.

Kingdom also executed two Pakistani nationals for smuggling heroin, marking the first time the death penalty had been carried out for drug crimes in nearly three years.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75

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