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 ZATCA thwarts two attempts to smuggle over 2.4 million Captagon pills

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) succeeded in foiling two attempts to smuggle 2,483,926 million Captagon pills, hidden in consignments bound to the Kingdom through Jeddah Islamic port (JIP) and Duba port.

ZATCA stated that the first attempt was caught by the customs officers at JIP, who during inspection revealed 2,060,000 Captagon pills industrially hidden inside plastic glove cartons.

The second attempt took place at Duba port where an incoming orange consignment loaded on a truck contained 423,926 Captagon pills concealed in the spare tires of the truck.

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.​

11 February 2022
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Last Update: 30 Nov 2022 10:14 AM Saudi Arabia Time