Saudi-led aggression forces continue to carry out large-scale looting and smuggling of Yemeni wealth in Hadhramaut province, including gold, oil and gas.
Over the past two days, local sources in Hadhramaut province revealed a major smuggling operation of mineral resources extracted from the governorate’s mines for the benefit of influential people in the Hadi puppet government.
The sources reported that local tribes have found tankers used to smuggle extracted minerals, noting that the driver of one of the arrested trucks had given a bribe to a tribal check point worth 7,000 Saudi riyals, or about 2.8 million Yemeni riyals, in exchange for allowing him to pass, which prompted the inspection of the truck. The vehicle turned out to contain large quantities of materials believed to be extracted from Yemeni gold mines.
It is noteworthy that, a week ago, a number of Hadhramaut governorate tribes imposed checkpoints in different areas of Hadhramaut Valley, including the Assam and Faghma areas east of Tarim, with the aim of preventing the smuggling of oil, fish and other wealth in Hadhramaut for the benefit of influential people in Hadi’s Saudi-led puppet government.
The organised looting of Yemeni oil is ongoing while Yemenis are suffering from multiple crises as a result of the aggression and the siege, one of which is the interruption of state salaries.
The looted wealth is enough to cover the salaries of all state employees and more, as confirmed by recent statistics of the Ministry of Oil.