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Saudi: Attempt to smuggle over 3.2 million captagon pills thwarted

The Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has announced that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than 3.2 million of captagon pills through Jeddah Islamic port.

ZATCA stated that they found the captagon pills hidden inside a cavity of the truck floor during the truck’s arrival to Saudi Arabia via Jeddah port.

After being subjected to the customs procedures and examined through security techniques at the port, and live means, ZATCA said that the pills were distributed on the truck’s floor.

ZATCA confirmed on doing its utmost to prevent and thwart any smuggling attempt, stressing that it continues to confiscate and tighten customs control over all exports and imports and continues to combat smuggling in all its forms.

The ZATCA called on everyone to communicate with it to report any information related to smuggling crimes through the Security Reports Center (1910) or via e-mail: and the international number (00966114208417), as the center receives security reports in complete secrecy, with a financial reward given to those who report if the reporting information is correct.



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