Saudi Arabia thwarts the smuggling of 8.7 million narcotic pills inside “cocoa” bags

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority in Jeddah Islamic Port managed to thwart the smuggling of (8,735,000) Captagon pills that were found hidden inside a consignment received through the port, according to the Saudi Press Agency, "SPA".

The authority explained that a consignment of "cocoa beans" was received through Jeddah Islamic Port, and when it was subjected to customs procedures and examined through security techniques at the port, that large quantity of Captagon beans was found technically hidden inside the "cocoa bean" bags.

The authority added that after thwarting the smuggling attempt, a coordination process took place with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control to ensure the future seizure of this quantity inside the Kingdom, and by the grace of God, they were arrested, numbering three.

The authority confirmed that it is continuing to tighten customs control over all imports, exports and travelers and combating smuggling in all its forms, and stands through its land, sea and air ports as a bulwark against the attempts of smuggling owners and their organized campaigns, stressing in this regard that all its outlets are making their utmost efforts to detect and thwart any attempt that would compromising the security of the country and its capabilities, in addition to its keenness to achieve cooperation and coordination with the relevant authorities in order to unify and unite efforts to curb drug smuggling operations.

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