Prison imam held for drug smuggling

The Makkah Prison Authority has arrested a man for smuggling 500 narcotic tablets into a prison, local media reported.

The man, who works as an imam and Qur’an teacher at the prison, was stopped by a guard who noticed he was wearing a different pair of shoes from the ones with which he had arrived.

The man had just conducted Qur’anic lessons for inmates.

On interrogation, the imam broke down and confessed that he had smuggled narcotic tablets in his shoes, and had given them to a prisoner.