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 ZATCA foils attempt for smuggling approx. 15,000,000 Captagon pills at JIP

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) succeeded in thwarting an attempt for smuggling 14,976,000 Captagon pills concealed in a consignment coming to the Kingdom through Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP).

ZATCA stated that a consignment of “concrete block machine" had been received through JIP. When the consignment underwent customs procedures and inspection, a large amount of Captagon pills were found concealed inside the machine in a skillful manner.

The contraband recipient inside the Kingdom was 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 11:15 AM Saudi Arabia Time