Three Nigerians pilgrims have been arrested by narcotic agents in Saudi Arabia for being in possession of substance suspected to be cocaine, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has reported.
The three suspects, whose identities were not revealed as investigations are ongoing, who were among the first batch of 505 Pilgrims from Kwara State, were arrested in Madina by the Saudi Arabia security operatives.
According to NAN, the Executive Secretary, Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajia Fatima Abolore-Jimoh, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a telephone interview from Saudi Arabia in a telephone, adding that the suspects were still in the custody of Saudi Arabian authorities.
Abolore-Jimoh who described the arrest as unfortunate and painful in spite of several appeals to them to be good ambassadors of Kwara and Nigeria, said the Saudi Arabian law, which prescribed beheading for such offences, would certainly take its course on the three suspected drug traffickers.
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