Hajj 2016: kola nuts seized at Tamale; Pomades, creams seized in Saudi Arabia

Hajj Koala NutSome concealed kola nuts seized at the Tamale International Airport

Kola nut, which Saudi Arabia authorities has warned Hajj pilgrims of carrying into the Kingdom this year, has been found in the luggage of some pilgrims during check-in procedure in Tamale.

Information available to Joy News from the Madina Airport in Saudi Arabia also indicates that the immigration at that Airport has seized volumes of creams, lotions and a variety of pomade from Ghanaian Pilgrims.

At the Tamale International Airport on Saturday during weighing and departure formalities at the Hajj Village for the 3rd flight, some pilgrims had their Kola nuts seized by the Ghana immigration authorities.

The seizure follows the Hajj Board warning pilgrims embarking on this year’s Hajj pilgrimage not to carry kola nut or risk being arrested or even killed by Saudi Arabia authorities if caught.

The Board received a circular from the Government of Saudi Arabia prohibiting pilgrims of carrying kola nut, locally referred to as “goro” in Hausa, into the Kingdom last week.

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