The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority at Al-Batha and Al-Haditha ports managed to thwart two attempts to smuggle a quantity of shabu, which was found hidden in two consignments that were received into the Kingdom through the two ports.
She explained that in the first attempt, one of the vehicles came to the Kingdom through the Batha port, and upon undergoing customs procedures and examining it through security techniques, (83.2) kilograms of shabu were found, hidden in pieces of “marble stone”, by saturating the marble pieces with shabu.
In the second attempt, the authority stated that a truck was brought to the Kingdom through the Haditha port, and when it was subjected to customs procedures, (23.8) kilograms of shabu were found hidden in the truck’s spare tire, by hiding the seizures in the tire cavity.
The authority stated that after completing the seizure process, coordination took place with the General Directorate for Narcotics Control to ensure the arrest of the recipients of the seizures inside the Kingdom, as they were arrested, numbering two people.
The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority confirmed that it is continuing to tighten customs control over the Kingdom’s imports and exports, in order to achieve the security of society and protect it from these pests, in cooperation and continuous coordination with the General Directorate for Drug Control.
At the same time, the authority called on everyone to contribute to the fight against smuggling to protect society and the national economy, by contacting it on the number designated for security reports (1910) or via e-mail ([email protected]) or the international number (00966114208417), where it The Authority, through these channels, receives reports related to smuggling crimes and violations of the provisions of the unified customs system in complete confidentiality, while granting a financial reward to the informer in the event that the information in the report is correct.