The Customs authorities at King Abdulaziz International Airport foiled three attempts to smuggle in a total of 1.72 kilograms of heroin and cocaine.
Bandar Al-Raheeli, director general of the airport, said that three smugglers who came on Umrah visa have been arrested.
It was found in X-ray screening that one passenger was carrying 60 capsules weighing 679 grams of cocaine. Another passenger was arrested for smuggling 100 capsules with 779 grams of heroin and a third one was nabbed with 262 grams of cocaine.
All of them were carrying drugs in their intestines, the Saudi Press Agency reported.