RIYADH: Saudi authorities have foiled six separate attempts to smuggle amphetamine pills into the Kingdom, the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority announced on Friday.
Officers from the authority seized more than 1.4 million Captagon pills hidden in shipments passing through the Al-Haditha border crossing. The authority said that pills were discovered “through security techniques and sniffer dogs.”
The authority seized 338,372 pills found hidden inside the radiator and “the cavity of the driver’s bed” of a truck; 405,813 pills and 303,488 pills hidden in the floor of two other trucks; 230,232 pills hidden inside a shipment of men’s clothes; 119,767 pills hidden inside the tires of a private vehicle; and 27,907 pills in the luggage of a bus passenger.
The authority added that — in coordination with the General Directorate for Narcotics Control — four people have been arrested as a result of the foiled smuggling attempts.
The authority urged the general public to report any smuggling or customs violations on its national hotline (1910), via its international number (+966114208417) or by email ([email protected]). Calls are anonymous, and the authority offers rewards for any information that proves to be correct.