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Saudi Arabia, UAE foil attempt to smuggle 1.5 mln amphetamine pills

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Saudi Arabia has thwarted a plan to smuggle more than 1.5 million amphetamine pills into the country in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.

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Earlier this month, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Islamic Port has thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of Captagon amphetamine pills, amounting to more than 12 million pills, which were found hidden in a consignment of cocoa beans.

The authority explained that the seizure process took place after the cocoa consignment was subjected to customs procedures and detected through security techniques at the port.

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