Yemen, Saudi exchange 33 suspects [Archives:2005/829/Local News]

March 31 2005

YT News Services
SANAA, Yemen, March 28 : Yemen and Saudi Arabia swapped 33 criminal and terror suspects as part of an agreement to boost security cooperation.

A Saudi Interior Ministry official said Yemen handed Saudi Arabia 25 suspects and Riyadh repatriated eight Yemeni nationals wanted for security violations.

“The operation came in line with the security cooperation between the two neighboring countries, which have already exchanged a number of wanted persons,” the official said.

Saudi Arabia and Yemen signed a security agreement in June 2003 to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism.