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Saudi Authorities Thwart Drug Smuggling Attempt at Al-Batha Border

 Saudi Arabia’s Zakat Tax and Customs Authority thwarted an attempt to smuggle 403 g of heroin and other narcotics in the form of 2,500 pills at the Al-Batha border crossing on Thursday.

In a statement, ZATCA said the drugs were found hidden in a truck during a routine inspection.

The Saudi government has urged anyone with information related to suspected smuggling operations or customs violations to call the confidential hotline 1910, the international number 00 966 114208417, or to send an email to

Reports notifying the authorities of suspected cases of drug smuggling are treated with strict confidentiality.

Financial rewards are offered for tipoffs leading to arrests.


Arab News

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