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Saudi authorities foil attempts to smuggle over 1.1 mln hidden Captagon pills

Saudi authorities foil attempts to smuggle over 1.1 mln hidden Captagon pills

Saudi Arabia’s Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority foiled four efforts to smuggle 1,121,722 Captagon tablets after discovering them disguised in consignments arriving in Saudi Arabia via land, air, and sea customs ports.

The first smuggling attempt was discovered at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, where 112,810 Captagon grains were hidden artistically in a consignment of (household kneaders) received into Saudi Arabia through the airport, where the seizures were hidden under the container in which the dough was placed, according to the authority. After discovering 80,000 Captagon tablets concealed in a “postal parcel” containing “water purification filters,” Customs foiled another effort to import them.

Duba port customs foiled an effort to smuggle 917,636 Captagon tablets, while King Fahd Causeway customs foiled another attempt to smuggle 11,276 pills disguised in one of the cars arriving in Saudi Arabia through the port, according to the authorities.

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority affirmed that it is continuing to strengthen customs controls on Saudi imports and that it is standing firm in the face of smuggling owners’ attempts, to fulfill one of its most essential responsibilities, which is to safeguard society from these pests.

At the same time, the authority urged people and residents to assist in the battle against smuggling to safeguard society and the national economy by contacting it via the security communications line (1910), e-mail (1910@zatca.gov.sa), or the international number (1910@zatca.gov.sa) (00966114208417).

The authority accepts complaints connected to smuggling offenses and infractions of the unified customs system through these channels in total anonymity, with a monetary incentive offered to the whistleblower if the information in the report is true.

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