Halat Ammar Customs foils attempts to smuggle more than 184,000 Captagon pills
Customs at Halat Ammar land port, located on the northwestern border of the Kingdom has successfully foiled two attempts to smuggle 184,737 captagon pills, which were hidden in two buses transporting passengers to the Holy Land. Mr. Mohammed Qaisi, the General Manager of Halat Ammar Customs, stated that a significant quantity of Captagon Pills, which were attempted to be smuggled into the kingdom were seized. First, 100,000 pills were discovered hidden on a bus transporting 47 passengers, inside the inner lining of one of the passengers’ bags, during the completion of the customs entry procedures. Similarly another 84,737 Captagon pills were seized on a second bus transporting 31 passengers. Qaisi stated that Saudi Customs has taken all the pertinent measures in this regard. It is worth noting that an upsurge in smuggling attempts is witnessed during Umrah and Hajj seasons, which prompts Saudi Customs to be fully-prepared, exerting great efforts and employing all its human and technical capabilities to prevent the entry of prohibited commodities and illegal substances.