ZATCA thwarts an attempt to Smuggle 29,000 Captagon pills hidden in a Cheese Consignment

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Riyadh May 18, 2022:

During the inspection process of one of the vehicles at Al Haditha port, Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle 29,000 Captagon pills found hidden in an artistic way inside glass boxes containing cheese.

The Captagon pills were discreetly inserted in plastic gloves and placed inside cheese containers, which were then cleverly placed within the luggage carried by the smuggler inside the vehicle. In coordination with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, the consignment was seized and the culprit was arrested.

The authority confirmed that smugglers are seeking to exploit everything to try to introduce such contraband into the Kingdom through its land, sea and air customs outlets. However, the authority is on the lookout for such illegal attempts and seeks to combat drug smuggling of all kinds in its Kingdom.

The authority called on everyone to contribute to combating smuggling and protecting the society and the national economy by reporting defaulters on the number designated for security reports (1910) or via e-mail or the international number (00966114208417).

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