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Attempt to smuggle 143,000 captagon pills hidden in truck foiled


Aug 25, 2023


RIYADH — The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) at the Haditha crossing thwarted an attempt to smuggle 143,000 Captagon pills, which were found hidden in a consignment coming to the Kingdom through the port.

The authority said that during the inspection of one of the vehicles coming through the Haditha port, Captagon pills were found hidden in the undercarriage of the truck.

ZATCA has confirmed its determination to continue tightening customs control over the Kingdom’s imports and exports and its stand against smuggling attempts to achieve one of the essential pillars of its strategy represented in the security and protection of society.

ZATCA called on everyone to contribute to combating smuggling and protecting society and the national economy by contacting the authority’s designated number for security reports (1910), via e-mail (1910@zatca.gov.sa), or by the international number (00966114208417). The authority will receive reports related to smuggling crimes and violations of the Common Customs Law with utmost confidentiality, granting a financial reward to the informer if the provided information is correct. — SPA


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