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Abu Dhabi: Three Saudi men were arrested after they allegedly sold illegal drugs on Snapchat over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, police said.

“The men were arrested and charged with possession and selling of hashish via Sanpchat,” Captain Mohammad Al Najidi, spokesperson for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control, said.

A search of the suspects’ home yielded nine kilograms of hashish, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Al Najidi said all preliminary legal measures were taken against the suspects, and they were referred to the Public Prosecution, pending trial.

Anyone found dealing in drugs in Saudi Arabia is liable for the death penalty.