File - Saudi Interior ministry's spokesman Mansour al-Turki speaks during a press conference at the Saudi Officers club in Riyadh July 5, 2014. (AFP Photo/Fayez Nureldine)
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The Saudi Interior Ministry said can't rule out that Hezbollah and Houthi rebels are smuggling drugs into the kingdom, citing that 90 percent of drugs are being confiscated along the border with Yemen.... The drugs are used by fighters from all groups, in particular the government's allied forces," ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a news conference carried out by the Saudi Okaz daily Thursday.He underlined that most of drugs smuggled into Saudi Arabia come from Syria. The statement comes after Yemen's government accused Hezbollah of meddling in the current battles between Saudi-backed forces and Iranian-supported Houthis, vowing to file a complaint against the party before the United Nations.A video circulating on various news websites reportedly shows a Hezbollah fighter advising Houthis on combat tactics.
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