2016 Hajj: Saudi Intesifies Security Checks As Alledged Nigerian Drug Trafickers Released

Muhammad Ajah Abuja;

HAJJThe Nigerian pilgrims who were arrested for alleged drug tracking have been released even as the Saudi Arabian government has intensified security checks on pilgrims as its security outfits are seen in every nook and cranny of the Madinah metropolis, conducting checks on vehicles, mobile devices as well as suspected individuals.

The officer in charge of consular matters in Madinah, Abdurrahman Hassan Fullatah made the assertion in response to the alleged drug trafficking story noted that the event was over exaggerated by the media. He said two of the arrested persons have been released while the third was still under investigations. He added that the laws of the land do not grant access to the culprit, even as the security cannot release details or information until investigations have been concluded. READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.