Saudi customs foil attempt to smuggle 2.6 million Captagon pills

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Saudi customs thwarted two attempts to smuggle drugs which were found hidden inside consignments imported on Sunday.

The large quantities of the pills included 195.5 kilograms of heroin and 138.60 kilograms of other illegal drugs as well as more than two million pills of Captagon.


According to Mohammed al-Ghamdi, general director of the customs of Riyadh, “wooden planks and doors” were used as a cover up to import the pills in the first attempt.

Saudi customs drug SPA
Saudi customs drug SPA

He described how the drugs were hidden in a detailed way inside the openings of the planks and wooden doors.

Al-Ghamdi said in the second attempt, 138.60 kilograms of cannabis were hidden in machines.

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