Seven local firewood smugglers arrested in Riyadh

Sun, 2022-09-11 01:30

RIYADH: Seven people caught illegally transporting more than 56 cubic meters of local firewood in Riyadh could face fines of up to SR900,000 ($240,000).

The seven were arrested by Special Forces for Environmental Security personnel, and the firewood handed over to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, SFES spokesman Col. Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi said.

Al-Otaibi said that the alleged smugglers will face legal proceedings.

Penalties for illegally transporting local firewood include fines of up to SR16,000 per cubic meter, he added.

Saudi Special Forces for Environmental Security personnel have arrested firewood smugglers in Riyadh. (Twitter @SFES_KSA)
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