Narcotics Control Thwarts Attempt to Smuggle 2,250,000 Amphetamine Pills Hidden in Shipment of Mops

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Riyadh, August 17, 2022, SPA -- The Official Spokesperson of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) Major Mohammed Al-Nujaidi has 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 2,250,000 amphetamine pills through Jeddah Islamic Port.
The pills were found hidden in a shipment of mops and were seized in coordination with Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, where the recipient, a Syrian national residing in Riyadh, was apprehended and faced initial legal measures and was referred to the Public Prosecution.
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