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Sun - 10 Feb 2019 - 01:02 PM ،،،

Saba


 Security services in Mareb governorate seized 23 kilos of hashish in a small transport vehicle while trying to smuggle it to the Houthi militias in Sana'a.

The commander of the patrol police and road security in the governorate, Colonel Ahmed  Darkem,  told Yemeni News Agency (Saba) that one of the patrols in Mahila district, on the borders of Al Beidhaa governorate, managed to seize hashish which was on its way to the militias.

The narcotic was hidden in a professional way and was disguised in containers as children’s food stuff.

 Besides the attempt to camouflage the drugs, the smugglers transported a family including women and children in the vehicle to convince patrol officers that they were a family travelling.

According to colonel Darkem, the Houthi militias use hashish as an important source of income to finance its war against Yemenis as well as to recruit children and young people to control them and push them to the front lines of the fighting.