3 Nigerian Pilgrims nabbed in Saudi Arabia for Drug Trafficking

Saudi authorities have arrested 3 pilgrims from Kwara for alleged possession of substance suspected to be cocaine. Hajia Fatima Abolore-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary, Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia in a telephone interview with NAN.

She said the 3 pilgrims, who were among the first batch of 505 Pilgrims from Kwara, were arrested in Madinnah by Saudi Arabia security operatives.

The executive secretary, who did not disclose the identities of the three suspects, said they were still in the custody of Saudi Arabian authorities.

Abolore-Jimoh said the Saudi Arabian law would certainly take its course on the three suspected drug traffickers.

She described the arrest as unfortunate and painful in spite of several appeals to them to be good ambassadors of Kwara and Nigeria.

The executive secretary said that other pilgrims from the state were still in Madinnah, hale, healthy and in good spirit in spite of the unfortunate incident.

A total of 1,978 pilgrims from Kwara state are performing the 2016 pilgrimage exercise.


  1. Hassan Aderemi17 August, 2016 19:11

    Bad ambassadors they have succeeded in bringing shame to their family.

  2. Let the Saudi Arabia law take its full course. You can indulge in drug in the name of making fast money.

  3. Drugs even in the holy city? This is bad

  4. Trying to take advantage Lool too bad

  5. nonsense. so yeye Nigerian authorities didn't see them in Naija?

    #Olu, can you see?

  6. Why Nigeria and drugs everywhere.

  7. Desperate people everiwere soiling our names, all cos of dere endless thirst 4 moni..


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