Yanbu airport customs seize thousands of Tramadol pills

Yanbu airport customs seize thousands of Tramadol pills
Updated 08 June 2016

Yanbu airport customs seize thousands of Tramadol pills

Yanbu airport customs seize thousands of Tramadol pills

JEDDAH: Customs teams at Prince Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Airport in Yanbu has apprehended a passenger who attempted to smuggle 7,050 Tramadol pills.
Customs Director of Yanbu Governorate Saad Al-Buqmi said, "During the normal procedures of customs for one of the flights coming to the Kingdom, a customs observer suspected a bag of a passenger, and when he inspected it, he found the pills hidden inside frozen meat in the bag, pointing out that proper procedures have been taken against the passenger.

Tramadol is described in Drugs.com as a “narcotic-like pain reliever” that should be used only on prescription.

The site warned of numerous side effects and the dangers that the drug can cause, such as it’s possibility of being “habit-forming” or addictive.