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10 held after attempt to smuggle 3.5 million amphetamine pills foiled

10 held after attempt to smuggle 3.5 million amphetamine pills foiled

Spokesman for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) Major Mohammed Al-Nujaidi said Saudi authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle 3,510,000 amphetamine pills into the country. The drugs were found hidden in a shipment of stones and gardening supplies at Jeddah Islamic Port.
Three Turkish residents, another unidentified resident, a person on a visitor’s visa, a Syrian on an Umrah visa, and four Saudis were arrested in connection with the drug haul. They all have been referred to the Public Prosecution, Al-Nujaidi said.

The operation was carried out in cooperation with the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority.
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