Saudi Arabia seizes over 8 million captagon pills hidden in coffee creamers

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Saudi authorities seized 8,280,078 captagon pills hidden in a shipment of coffee creamers and arrested five people involved in the crime, the official spokesman for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control, Major Marwan al-Hazmi, said in a statement on Thursday.

Three Syrian residents, one with an expired visitor’s visa, and two Pakistani residents were arrested in Riyadh, according to the spokesman.

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Preliminary legal action was taken against them, and were referred to the Public Prosecution.

8,280,078 amphetamine pills hidden in a shipment of coffee creamers. (SPA)

This comes a day after authorities in Jeddah sentenced 17 Saudi nationals and one Syrian resident to a total of 80 years in prison after they were convicted of using and possessing different types of drugs, according to local media reports.

The group was convicted for possession and use of cocaine, hash, and crystal meth, local media reported on Wednesday.

The General Directorate for Narcotics Control urged all citizens and residents to report any activity related to drug smuggling or promotion by contacting the relevant authorities. All information given will be treated strictly confidential, the spokesman said.

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