LONDON: More than 14.4 million Captagon pills found hidden inside a consignment have been seized by Saudi Customs at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam.
The stimulants were found hidden inside the recesses of wooden panels during an X-ray scan carried out as part of customs procedures, Mohammed Al-Naeem, the authority’s undersecretary for security affairs, said.
Al-Naeem said that smugglers are devising new routes in an attempt to transport increasing quantities of contraband.
However, he said that the authority’s mission to provide security and protect the Kingdom will deter smugglers.
“Saudi Customs stands on alert through all its land, air and sea ports, and exerts its utmost efforts to detect and thwart any attempt that might harm the nation and its capabilities.”
Al-Naeem added that Saudi Customs “works to tighten customs control over the movement of imports, exports and travelers by making use of the latest security technologies provided by customs in all ports.”
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