The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority at Jeddah Islamic Port managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle (1,395,930) pills, which were found hidden in a consignment that came to the Kingdom through the port.
The authority stated that a consignment of “wooden planks” had been received, and when it was subjected to customs procedures and inspected through security techniques, that quantity of Captagon pills was found hidden in the cavities of the wooden planks.
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 future of the seizures inside the Kingdom, where he was arrested as one person.
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 combating smuggling to protect society and the national economy.