20,000 Captagon pills seized on Tabuk border

Updated 22 November 2017
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20,000 Captagon pills seized on Tabuk border

TABUK: Durra Customs officials on the Saudi-Jordanian border thwarted an attempt to smuggle 20,500 Captagon pills hidden in a vehicle.

According to Al-Hayat, the director general of Durra Customs, Mohammed Al-Abush, said that during the usual customs inspection, one part of the quantity was found hidden in a hose used for agricultural irrigation, another part in the luggage of the vehicle’s owner, and another part was found beneath the floor on the inside of the vehicle.

This is the third attempt thwarted by Customs officials in less than a month. Three weeks ago, officials thwarted two attempts to smuggle 70,000 pills.


Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s 11th Honey Festival

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Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s 11th Honey Festival

JEDDAH: Visitors flocked to Saudi Arabia’s 11th International Honey Festival in the southwestern region of Baha.
The attendees and participants praised the festival’s events and the variety of honey products featured at the exhibition.
The exhibition also attracted visitors from outside the region, who were interested in participating in the festival.
Visitors, quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), described how they enjoyed all the exhibitions included in the festival, praising the success they had witnessed and the festival’s various attracting events.
The festival has greatly contributed to boosting local tourism.
The festival aims to help beekeepers promote their products in a professional manner and is also financially rewarding.
It also offers vacationers an opportunity to purchase honey from authentic sellers.
The festival is considered the most prominent for honey producers and apiarists in the Middle East.
It also falls in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to propel Saudi Arabia as a main producer of honey both regionally and internationally.
It also aims to develop the industry for nutritional and medicinal purposes.