Arrest of Saudi Arabia promoting drugs via Snapchat
The Saudi Directorate General for Drug Control said today Wednesday that it has suspended three citizens in the city of Hail after promoting drugs through their Snapchat accounts.
The spokesman for the Directorate, Mohamed Al-Najidi, said that security surveillance of social media posts had resulted in the seizure of the three citizens with 9 kilograms of cannabis.
Mohamed Al-Najidi also stated that "the arrested persons were stopped, all the preliminary statutory procedures were taken against them, and they were referred to the prosecution branch."
The penalty for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia is 15 years in prison at the first time, and the penalty is increased if the act is repeated.