Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle more than 75,000 amphetamine pills

The General Directorate of Narcotics Control seized 75,794 amphetamine tablets in Riyadh. (File/AFP)
The General Directorate of Narcotics Control seized 75,794 amphetamine tablets in Riyadh. (File/AFP)
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Updated 05 September 2021

Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle more than 75,000 amphetamine pills

Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle more than 75,000 amphetamine pills
  • Two Syrians and one Egyptian were arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution

RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia thwarted an attempt to smuggle 75,794 amphetamine tablets into the Kingdom.
Spokesman of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control Maj. Mohammed Al-Najidi said the drugs were found during a raid targeting “criminal networks.”
The operation was held in coordination with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority in the capital, Riyadh.
Maj. Al-Najidi said two Syrians and one Egyptian were arrested and they were referred to the Public Prosecution.