Saudi authorities seized 183,900 Captagon pills found hidden in a car in Batha port, southern Riyadh, that arrived in the Kingdom on Friday. The pills were seized from the boot of the car, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority said in a statement on Friday.
The person who was meant to collect the shipment was arrested in cooperation with the General Directorate of Narcotics Control in the country. The drug haul had an estimated street value of between $1.8 m and $4.6 m, according to research published in the International Addiction Review-Journal, based on assumptions that users pay in the range of $10 – $25 a pill.
Amphetamines are largely used by young men and teenage boys across the Middle East, and the money raised through the sale of all narcotics is usually find their way into organized crime and terrorism.—AN