JEDDAH: Border guards and customs officers thwarted the smuggling of about 191,000 pills in three operations, two at the Durra border crossing and one at Tarif.
In the first operation, border guards at the northern border foiled the smuggling of 119,000 amphetamine pills and arrested a Saudi citizen at the border after surveillance systems spotted him within 10 kilometers of the Saudi border coming from Jordanian territory.
Border guard spokesman Marine Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said patrolmen on the northern border foiled an attempt to smuggle a narcotic amphetamine pills that were hidden inside a suitcase in two bags.
He added that the person tried to infiltrate the border on foot. When he encountered security officers, he resisted and fought officers.
In another operation, customs officers at the Durra border crossing foiled two attempts to smuggle 70,000 Captagon pills that were hidden inside two vehicles entering the Kingdom.
General Director of Durra Customs Mohammad Al-Aboush said at first a private vehicle entered the customs area, and during the necessary inspection procedures, customs personnel found a quantity of Captagon hidden inside various parts of the vehicle.
Al-Aboush explained that during the second smuggling attempt about 2,000 Captagon pills, were hidden inside the brake parts of the vehicle after being wrapped in black plastic bags. Regulatory procedures were taken in this regard.