Saudi Arabia

6.5m Captagon Tablets Seized On Saudi Border

The Kingdom’s security authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle Captagon pills worth millions into the country across the border with the UAE, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

Officers from the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority seized over 6.5 million tablets at the Al-Batha port found hidden inside a shipment of tires, and arrested four people, the report added.

The drugs have a street value of between $65 and $162.9 million. This is based on a pill reportedly costing between $10 and $25.

Amphetamines are used mainly by male teenagers and adults across the Middle East.

Money raised from the sale of drugs are used for more trade in narcotics, as well as organized crime and terrorism, the SPA reported.

In a statement the ZATCA urged members of the public to report criminal activity on the number 1910, via e-mail, or 00966114208417.

Financial rewards would be given for reports leading to prosecutions, the authority stated.


Arab News

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