Thieves target Saudi 'beauty' camels

Thieves stormed a farm in Saudi Arabia and stole five camels that have won beauty contests and are worth over SR15 million. But they were seized by police later, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

The unknown thieves sneaked into the farm in the central province of Quarayya under the cover of night and used ropes to pull the camels out of the farm gate towards a waiting van, Sharq Arabic language daily said.

“The camels are worth more than SR15 million as they have won some camel beauty contests in Saudi Arabia,” the paper said.

“The thieves took the five camels to the eastern province of Sharqiyya but were arrested by the police two days later. The camels were returned to their owner.”

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