US diplomat caught smuggling girl to Saudi

Found hidden under car seat

Saudi authorities foiled an attempt by a US diplomat to smuggle an Ethiopian girl into the Gulf kingdom by hiding her under his car seat.

Guards at the King Fahd Causeway linking the kingdom with nearby Bahrain decided to search the vehicle after suspected there was a person hiding in it.

“They discovered an Ethiopian woman was hiding under the seat…the American tried to smuggle her into Saudi Arabia through the diplomatic road on the bridge,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sada said.