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    GDNC seizes over 8 million amphetamine tablets


    May 11, 2023

    RIYADH — Saudi security services monitoring drug smuggling and promotion targeting the Kingdom have seized 8,280,078 amphetamine tablets hidden in a shipment of coffee creamer, the official spokesman for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control, Major Marwan Al-Hazmi, has stated.

    Five people, including 2 Syrian residents, a Syrian citizen with an expired visitor’s visa and two Pakistani residents, were arrested in Riyadh in connection with the drug smuggling operation. Preliminary legal measures were taken before they were referred to the Public Prosecution.

    The security authorities urged all citizens and residents to report any activity related to drug smuggling or promotion by contacting (911) for Makkah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province regions and (999) for the rest of the Kingdom’s regions. The directorate’s number is (995) and e-mail: 995@gdnc.gov.sa. All information provided will be treated as strictly confidential. SPA

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