Saudi Customs thwarted several attempts to smuggle illegal drugs into the Kingdom in different parts of the country, Saudi Press Agency reported. The authorities seized the contraband drug shipments and arrested the suspects. The cases have been referred to the relevant authorities for further action.
Halat Ammar Customs of the northwestern borders foiled an attempt to smuggle 35,861 Alprazolam tablets hidden in a passenger bus. The general director of the Halat Ammar Customs, Khalid Al-Rumaih, said the pills were hidden between the bus’ fuel tank and the backup frame wrapped in black bags.
In a separate incident, Al-Haditha Customs thwarted five attempts to smuggle Captagon pills into the Kingdom. The authorities seized 385,059 tablets hidden inside four vehicles. Al-Haditha Customs chief Abdulrazzaq Al-Zahrani said the authorities seized the illegal drugs and forwarded the case for legal action.