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 ZATCA foils attempt to smuggle over 1.6 million Captagon pills at JIP

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) succeeded in foiling an attempt to smuggle 1,600,000 million Captagon pills at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), after they were detected hidden in a recreational vehicle (RV) incoming through the port.

ZATCA revealed that an RV was bound to the Kingdom through the JIP. During inspection through security technologies, officers detected 1.6 million Captagon pills hidden artistically inside a chamber in the floor of RV's trailer.

After the Captagon pills were seized, the three contraband recipient inside the Kingdom were arrested in collaboration with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC), added ZATCA.


ZATCA spares no effort to tighten its grip over the Kingdom's imports and exports. The Authority vows to ever be vigilant against any smuggling attempts in order to realize its goal for strengthening the security and protecting society against these harmful substances and other contraband. At the same time, the Authority has called on everyone to contribute to combating smuggling and protecting the society and national economy by reaching out to the Authority's number designated for security reports (1910), via e-mail or by the international number (00966114208417). The Authority, through these channels, receives and follows up reports related to smuggling crimes and violations of the Common Customs Law at strict confidence, with a financial reward given to the whistleblower if the reported information is proven correct.

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Last Update: 30 Nov 2022 11:26 AM Saudi Arabia Time