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 ZATCA Thwarts an Attempt to Smuggle More than 81 Kg of Cannabis

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle +81 kg of cannabis concealed inside a vehicle coming to the Kingdom through Al-Wadiah Port.

ZATCA stated that while inspecting an incoming vehicle, 81.3 kg of cannabis were found concealed inside the vehicle's roof. 

Following the completion of the seizure operation, the recipient was apprehended in the Kingdom in coordination with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC), according to ZATCA.

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


13 January 2023
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Last Update: 26 Mar 2023 02:03 PM Saudi Arabia Time