The Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority has made a large seizure of Captagon amphetamine pills at Jeddah Islamic Port, impounding some 8.3 million pills being smuggled into the kingdom.
The authority explained that the first consignment, which contained onions, was subject to customs procedures and examination through security techniques and police dogs. In total, 3,054,000 Captagon pills were found hidden inside the consignment.
In the second attempt, 5,281,250 Captagon pills were hidden in a consignment of silicon barrels.
Three people were arrested by the General Directorate of Narcotics Control.
The authority confirmed that it is continuing to tighten control over the Kingdom’s imports to combat smuggling attempts.