Two people arrested for receiving thousands of amphetamine pills by post

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Mon, 2021-11-01 00:46

RIYADH: Authorities have arrested a Saudi national and an Indian expat in the capital, Riyadh, after they received a posted parcel containing thousands of amphetamine tablets.
Maj. Mohammed Al-Nujaidi, spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, said that the arrest was made during a “proactive security follow-up of the activities of criminal networks that target the security and youth of the Kingdom by using and promoting drugs.”
He said the arrest was made in cooperation with authorities in Bahrain, and in coordination with the Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, and 205,429 amphetamine pills were seized.
Al-Nujaidi added that initial legal measures have been taken against them, and they were referred to the Public Prosecution. 

Authorities in Saudi Arabia seized 205,429 amphetamine pills that were sent in a parcel by post. (File/SPA)
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