Category Archives: Crime

Abu Dhabi police crack multimillion dollar fraud

Abu Dhabi police confiscated checks worth 1.3 billion Dirhams ($354 mln) in a case of fake investment portfolios. According to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Police, Major General Maktoum Ali al-Sharifi, 43 people were arrested after 400 legal

Cops identify victim shown being thrashed in video clip

The Jeddah police have solved the mystery surrounding the thrashing of a man by another, the video clip of which had gone viral. It was a Herculean task for the police to search for the victim, who had not bothered

10-year jail for online Saudi purveyor of lies and hatred

A citizen has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in Riyadh for using his social media accounts to spread malicious rumors about the Kingdom. “The unnamed Saudi national’s motives were detrimental to public order and society. He was a

Group behind bloody social media prank thrown in jail

The men who allegedly posted a fake video clip on social media showing a boy being slaughtered by his father to please his guests are cooling their heels behind bars. The gory scene in the video evoked sharp reactions from

Citizen rejects blood money ruling, wants hospital shut

A Saudi citizen is demanding the Health Affairs shut down the hospital that caused the death of his only daughter due to medical malpractice, despite the hospital having complied with a court ruling to pay him the blood money. Zyad

Spy, 3 Iranian terrorists face trial

The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution is in the process of referring the case of four Iranian nationals implicated in national security issues to the Special Criminal Court pending their trial, a local newspaper reported. One of them is

Beware of funds pleas on social media

The Ministry of Social Affairs has warned against video clips with appeals for donations on social media by unknown people as the money can reach terrorist organizations or drug addicts. Such actions violate Saudi rules, it said, pointed out that

Smuggling of 3.5kg gold jewelry foiled

King Fahd Causeway customs officers have succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle gold jewelry weighing 3.5 kg into the Kingdom hidden in a vehicle. Deif Allah Al-Otaibi, director general of customs on the causeway, said that anti-money laundering laws

Man posing as cop takes SR9,000 from shop, held

The Makkah security patrol apprehended a man in his 20s who posed as a police officer and stole around SR9,000 from a shop in the Abu Moragh neighborhood in Noaryia, Makkah. Police were alerted by the shop owner about the

1,776 drug smugglers arrested in 8 months, says Saudi Interior Ministry

Saudi authorities have seized 22.4 million amphetamine pills and arrested 1,776 drug smugglers during the last eight months of the past Hijri year, the Interior Ministry announced. Giving a breakdown of the latest statistics on its anti-drug trafficking operations, the

Gang of blackmailers arrested

A gang of young men and women blackmailed young men after gaining their personal information gleaned from their stolen wallets, Al-Hayat reported. Madinah Police spokesman Fahd Al-Ghannam said the gang would target young men on Tango and Keek and seduce

3-4 p.m. is peak hour for crime, police data reveal

Contrary to popular belief, the largest number of crimes in the Kingdom takes place in broad day light rather than the dead of night, police statistics show. According to a security source, the crime rate sharply increases in the afternoon

Attempt to smuggle alcohol disguised as softdrink foiled

Customs officials at Al-Batha border entry point foiled an attempt to smuggle alcohol into the country in Pepsi cans. A smuggler tried to carry nearly 48,000 cans of beers disguised as Pepsi cans into Saudi Arabia over the Al-Batha border

Dubai cop held for killing colleague

Authorities in Dubai are holding a Yemeni member of the emirate’s police force on suspicion of murder after he shot and killed another officer inside a police station. Dubai police confirmed the Sunday shooting in postings to official social media

Wife, lover executed for husband’s murder

A Syrian woman and her lover, a fellow national, have been executed for the murder of her Saudi husband, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said Amani Abdul Rahman Khaled Al-Dhaheek, the wife, and

Woman dies after taking prescribed painkiller, medical center denies responsibility

The director of a private medical hospital in Al-Jouf denied a news item published in social media that the hospital is responsible for the death of a female citizen after she took a prescribed painkiller. The husband of the woman

Lankan woman caught for brewing liquor in Riyadh

An Asian woman who had been brewing liquor on the outskirts of Riyadh was arrested by the Riyadh police here on Sunday. Confirming the suspect as a Sri Lankan, the police said that there were seven barrels of liquor and

Swissleaks leaker skips Swiss trial, again

Herve Falciani

A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes failed again to show up for his Swiss trial on Monday, which opened in his absence. Herve Falciani, a 43-year-old French-Italian national

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