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Traffickers caught smuggling tons of drugs into Saudi Arabia

Author: MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI | Arab News StaffMon, 2018-03-12 13:43

JEDDAH: The Saudi authorities foiled several attempts to smuggle about 5 million Captagon pills and a ton of hashish in separate operations at the southern and northern borders on Sunday.
In the first operation, customs officials in the northwestern border of Halat Amar managed to foil an attempt to smuggle into the Kingdom 4,839,000 Captagon pills and 349.7 grams of hashish hidden inside a vehicle.
“We found the narcotic substances hidden in different parts of the vehicle,” said Khalid Al-Romaih, the director-general of Halat Amar customs.
“They were distributed and hidden in the doors’ cavities, inside the reserve tire, and inside the vehicle’s mattresses.
“In addition to that, an iron net was placed in the vehicle’s ceiling underneath a cloth used as a disguise.”

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