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Saudi authorities thwart attempt to smuggle millions of Captagon pills hidden in boxes of oranges

Wed, 2021-06-30 13:28

RIYADH: Saudi Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle over 4.5 million Captagon pills that were found hidden inside a shipment of oranges through the port of Jeddah.

Authorities on state TV said Wednesday that the boxes full of oranges were examined by x-ray machines and showed that a large amount of Captagon pills were hidden under the fruit inside the boxes.

The report did not mention the origin of the narcotics.

Saudi authorities announced on Saturday the seizure of 14.4 million amphetamine pills from Lebanon, hidden in shipment of iron plates. In April, they said they discovered 5.3 million such pills hidden in pomegranate shipments from Lebanon. 

 

(with Reuters)

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