Saudi Border Guards foil attempt to smuggle 745,000 Captagon tablets from Sinai

Saudi Border Guards foil attempt to smuggle 745,000 Captagon tablets from Sinai
Saudi Border Guards prevented an attempt to smuggle 745,000 Captagon tablets, similar to above, during a patrol off the waters of Tabuk. Photo for illustration purposes only. (Reuters)
Updated 30 November 2017

Saudi Border Guards foil attempt to smuggle 745,000 Captagon tablets from Sinai

Saudi Border Guards foil attempt to smuggle 745,000 Captagon tablets from Sinai

JEDDAH: Border Guards in Tabuk foiled an attempt to smuggle 745,000 amphetamine tablets through Saudi waters, near the Haql beaches.

Border Guards spokesman Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said marine patrols in Tabuk on Tuesday intercepted a target of interest in Saudi waters.

He said the boat tried to return to Egyptian waters when the Saudi patrols approached it. The patrols, however, managed to stop it and an inspection yielded the banned drugs. Two Egyptians on board were arrested and 745,000 Captagon tablets were found.

Col. Al-Harbi added that all necessary procedures were taken with regard to the smugglers and the seized drugs, in cooperation with other security forces.

Border Guards will continue to exert efforts to prevent criminal activities and drugs from entering the Kingdom, he declared.