Three arrests over haul of 2.3 million Captagon pills

Three arrests over haul of 2.3 million Captagon pills
An anti-narcotics agent shows Captagon capsules cleverly concealed in metal tubes that were seized at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 31 January 2017

Three arrests over haul of 2.3 million Captagon pills

Three arrests over haul of 2.3 million Captagon pills

RIYADH: Three people have been arrested after 2.3 million smuggled Captagon pills were found in Saudi Arabia, according to the Ministry of Interior.
A criminal network specialized in smuggling and distributing the synthetic amphetamine drug has been uncovered, a ministry security spokesman said. Members of the network smuggled large quantities of the drug into the Kingdom.
An investigation by security forces identified sites for storing the drugs in Jeddah, leading to the arrest of two Saudis and one Chinese national.
The three were caught with 2.3 million smuggled Captagon pills, found concealed in copper boxes inside a mechanical machine.
The ministry confirmed that security forces will continue in their operations to chase the criminals who smuggle drugs into the Kingdom.