Saudi Customs Foil Attempt to Smuggle (5.3) Million Captagon Pills Coming from Lebanon

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Jeddah, April 23, 2021, SPA -- The Saudi Customs in Jeddah Islamic Port foiled an attempt to smuggle 5.3 million pills of Captagon hidden in a consignment of “pomegranate” fruit imported from Lebanon.
In a statement, Mohammed bin Ali Al-Naim, Undersecretary of the Customs Authority for Security Affairs, said the shipment, upon its arrival at the port, the Saudi Customs managed to discover the amount of (5,383,400) Captagon pills hidden in a professional manner inside a consignment of "pomegranate".
Al-Naim indicated that following the confiscation of the smuggled drugs shipment and as a result of a close coordination with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC), the recipients of this quantity were arrested in the Kingdom.
Al-Naim affirmed that the Saudi Customs will continue their efforts to stop all attempts of the smugglers from bringing drugs into the Kingdom’s territories.
17:01 LOCAL TIME 14:01 GMT