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 ZATCA foils four attempts to smuggle over 1.5 million Captagon pills

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) succeeded in foiling four attempts to smuggle 1,505,813 million Captagon pills at Al Haditha Port, after they were detected hidden in trucks incoming through the port.

ZATCA revealed that several trucks were bound to the Kingdom through Al Haditha port. During inspection through security technologies and K-9 units (police dogs), the officers detected 250,000 Captagon pills hidden in a truck floor in the first smuggling attempt. In the second foiled attempt, 326,744 pills were found hidden in the front of the floor of another truck.

The third attempt involved 618,604 Captagon pills hidden in an artistic way in separate parts of a truck. The fourth thwarted smuggling attempt involved 310,465 Captagon pills concealed in bunkers specially designed for smuggling in a truck incoming to the Kingdom through the port.

After the Captagon pills were seized, the four 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 10:49 AM Saudi Arabia Time