Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority said that it blocked an attempt to smuggle 4,540,000 Captagon pills via the port of Jeddah, which were discovered hidden within orange cartons.
The authority explained that a consignment was received through Jeddah Islamic Port consisting of cartons of oranges. When subjected to customs procedures and examined through x-ray machines, many Captagon pills were discovered behind the fruit crates, disguised creatively.
It further stated that when the contraband was recovered. The coordination process with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control was completed to assure the arrest of the recipients of this quantity. The recipients were apprehended within the Kingdom.
In this regard, the authority confirmed that its customs outlets, which are equipped with the newest security technology to help detect and block smuggling attempts, stand in the way of smugglers’ attempts and orchestrated campaigns directed at the homeland and inhabitants by hostile foreign parties.
It’s worth noting that the authority in Jeddah’s Islamic Port recently foiled a massive shipment of Captagon pills, totalling 5.3 million pills, which were officially concealed in a load of the pomegranate fruit.