General Directorate of Narcotics Control Thwarts Attempt to Smuggle some 47 Million Amphetamine Pills Hidden in Flour Shipment

Wednesday 1444/2/4 - 2022/08/31
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Riyadh, August 31, 2022, SPA -- The Official Spokesperson of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) Major Mohammed Al-Nujaidi stated that security follow-up on drug smuggling and promotion targeting the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its youth resulted in thwarting an attempt to smuggle a large amount of drugs into Saudi Arabia, as security authorities followed up on their arrival at the Dry Port in Riyadh and transport to a warehouse. Security agents, in coordination with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, raided the place and arrested 8 suspects engaged in the smuggling attempt, including 6 Syrians and 2 Pakistanis in possession of 46,916,480 amphetamine pills hidden in a flour shipment. The suspects were arrested and faced legal measures and were referred to the Public Prosecution.
The GDNC spokesperson noted that this is biggest operation of its kind to smuggle this amount of narcotics into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in one operation, stressing that security personnel are going on with determination and resolve to implement their duties to follow up on the activities of criminal networks that target the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its citizens with drugs, and to combat and foil such attempts and arrest all people involved to receive the deterrent penalties.
15:57 LOCAL TIME 12:57 GMT