Two Nigerian Pilgrims Nigerian Pilgrims Held For Drugs Possession In Saudi

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Two Nigerian pilgrims have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly being in possession of banned drugs.



The pilgrims were among the thousands currently undergoing the hajj operation in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia and comprise a male and female.

The two pilgrims could face death penalty for carrying banned drugs. In Saudi Arabia, the punishment for carrying banned drugs is death when convicted by the laws of the land.

P.M.NEWS gathered from a source currently undergoing the hajj operation in Saudi Arabia that the two pilgrims were from Lagos State, but the Lagos State Government said the pilgrims were from Kwara and Ekiti states. The banned drugs were said to be hidden in garri. This has made the Saudi authorities to ban carrying of foodstuff to the holy land by Nigerian pilgrims.

The Nigerian female was said to have been nabbed by vigilant Saudi security operatives at the King Abdullaziz International Airport on Thursday for being in possession of banned drugs. The other culprit was reported to have been arrested on Sunday after being found with substance suspected to be cocaine.

The names of the pilgrims could not be ascertained by our source as at press time. It was gathered that the pilgrims, if found guilty according to Saudi law, would be executed.

Chairman, Lagos Hajj Ad-hoc Committee, Alhaji Abdullateef Abdulhakeem, confirmed that two pilgrims were arrested by the Saudi Authorities but denied that the arrested pilgrims were from Lagos, saying they were from Kwara and Ekiti States.

As a result of the development, the Lagos State Government has barred the remaining pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia from carrying foodstuffs.

Over 3, 000 Lagos pilgrims have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia out of the 3,885 pilgrims from the state, while airlifting of the pilgrims may be concluded this week.

The Lagos State Government has vowed to deal with any pilgrim who misbehaved in Saudi Arabia during next month’s hajj. To ensure hitch-free hajj, the Lagos State Government said it had set up a special taskforce made up of officials of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Chief Security Officer, CSO of the state and Governor’s Monitoring Team officials, among others to monitor Lagos pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and deal with erring ones.

Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Alhaji Oyinlomo Danmole said government would not tolerate any form of indiscipline from any Lagos pilgrim.

“Any pilgrim who misbehaves will be dealt with. We also have a tribunal in place to try erring pilgrims in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding that during the last hajj, a pilgrim who misbehaved was prosecuted after the hajj in Lagos.”

Chairman, Hajj Ad-hoc Committee, Abdulhakeem said government had adequately prepared to ensure hitch-free hajj as it had organised seminar to enlighten the intending pilgrims on the basic rules of hajj. “We have engaged the services of a separate airline to convey our pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. We will not be using the same airline with other pilgrims in the Southwest. We have also decided not to keep our pilgrims longer in Saudi Arabia after the hajj.
http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/10/09/2-nigerian-pilgrims-held-for-drugs/


-- winace (f) at 10-10-2012 04:29AM
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U see now??? They always disgrace themselves. Is it only nigerians dat went for d hajj?
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-- frank_f (m) at 10-10-2012 08:31PM
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Ajanni mother and elder sister don go jail ooooo........Chai
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-- zeigbo (m) at 10-10-2012 08:34PM
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Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Islam

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-- mikel504 (m) at 10-10-2012 08:35PM
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those two violence guy was caught @ satellite town, when this two ham-robbers  rubb one man that just luge into this  m21 hotel/club , and they been apprehended by Police, this we serve as a lesson for the others

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-- medium (m) at 10-10-2012 08:45PM
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Good 4 them
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-- zoe61 (f) at 10-10-2012 08:45PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- frank_f (m) at 10-10-2012 08:52PM
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@mikel504 are you posting of commenting?....before i open my eyes you've taking this rubbish off from here... Ewu, why u don't cover their PPP? don't you know that you're abusing the men?.. ( Olutu )
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-- ZION7ZION (m) at 10-10-2012 08:55PM
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Quote from: mikel504 on 10-10-2012 08:35PM
those two violence guy was caught @ satellite town, when this two ham-robbers  rubb one man that just luge into this  m21 hotel/club , and they been apprehended by Police, this we serve as a lesson for the others
you for try cover some parts of their body Naa, abi U wan spoil Innocent NP babes, abeg NP, mek una close una eyes Roll Eyes
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-- mallorca (m) at 10-10-2012 08:56PM
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even for holy land too?

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-- Neglito (m) at 10-10-2012 09:13PM
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- mallorca (m) at 10-10-2012 09:15PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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-- jabanz (m) at 10-10-2012 09:42PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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-- Amor1444 (m) at 10-10-2012 09:45PM
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I wonder how dumb people can be; these people knew from the beginning that the attention of the Saudi Authorities was placed on them, why going ahead to try shit? Why not play clean this year? It's a known fact here, that many participate in this annual Hajj not for religious reasons, not long ago some of our women on Hajj were caught doing runs in the streets of Riyyad by Arabian police & you tell me that the host nation will not be more strict with you in the next Hajj? As for dealing in drugs, it's done everywhere in the world, Africans don't even measure up to people from other continents including respectable Arabian tycoons & princes.
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-- ela214 (f) at 10-10-2012 10:06PM
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EHE: nawa oh.ajaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.where are u.u no go talk come aboki´s and yariya´s,i think say na pray una dey go pray.ndi ara.
deal with them.
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-- jamesbondchick (f) at 10-10-2012 10:10PM
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Hahahahaha! Drug hajj Grin

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-- Amaight (m) at 10-10-2012 10:16PM
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R.I.p in advance
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-- Boss347 (m) at 10-10-2012 11:15PM
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Da furk?? Why??? Anyways it gives me joy when Muslims are beheading themselves... Rip in advance!

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-- 2bify (m) at 10-10-2012 11:18PM
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KAI, AJANNI MAMA AND WIFE DO GO JETE, BUT THIS IS NOT GOOD, THE PEOPLE CAUGHT ARE AJANNI FAMILY FROM THE NORTH, WHY DID THEY FOLLOW OTHER STATE PILGRIMS? SO AJANNI U AND UR FAMILY WANTS TO PAINT YORUBA MUSLIM BAD, NOWAY, WE KNOW THEY ARE UR PEOPLE, AJANNI DIEEEEEEEEEEE,
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-- 2bify (m) at 10-10-2012 11:20PM
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AJANNI WILL NEVER TALK, COS HIS MAMA AND WIFE ARE THE REAL PEOPLE THEY CAUGT[ WITH DRUGS, AJANNI DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, NOW WE KNOW THAT HAUSA MUSLIM NEVER GO TO PRAY BUT TO SALE DRUGS, AJANNI DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE/size]
Quote from: ela214 on 10-10-2012 10:06PM
EHE: nawa oh.ajaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.where are u.u no go talk come aboki´s and yariya´s,i think say na pray una dey go pray.ndi ara.
deal with them.
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