Saudi customs bust drug smugglers with haul of 1.3m pills

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Some of the Captagon pills that were seized. (SPA)
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Updated 12 January 2018

Saudi customs bust drug smugglers with haul of 1.3m pills

LONDON: Saudi customs authorities have foiled four attempts to smuggle Captagon pills into the Kingdom, SPA reported.
A total of 1,325,433 pills made of the amphetamine-based drug were recovered from four vehicles at the Al-Haditha crossing near the border with Jordan, it was reported.
The discovery of the pills comes after Khalid bin Ali bin Farraj Al-Omrani, a Saudi national, was executed in the Tabuk region on Wednesday for smuggling prohibited amphetamine pills.
The Ministry of Interior has said the security services are capable of deterring continued attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom.
It has warned that anyone who tries to commit such actions would be punished according to Shariah law.


Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 30 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 316,405
  • A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 30 more deaths from the coronavirus and 461 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 49 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 40 in Madinah, 27 in Riyadh, 29 in Hufof and 21 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 316,405 after 769 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,655 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.