Syria announces the seizure of “Capagon” in a shipment of pasta that was intended for export to Saudi Arabia

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Syrian authorities announced, on Tuesday, the seizure of about 525 kilograms of “Captagon” narcotic pills in a shipment of pasta that was intended for export to Saudi Arabia.

According to what was reported by the Syrian News Agency (SANA), a source said that “the competent authorities, through intensive investigations into a group of smugglers and drug traffickers, were able to stop a truck in the countryside of Damascus, and by searching it, it was found that it was carrying bags of Captagon narcotic pills in a shipment of pasta that was prepared.” For export to Saudi Arabia, weighing 170 grams per bag, and a total weight of approximately 525 kilograms.

A side of the narcotic pills that the Syrian authorities announced seized
A side of the narcotic pills that the Syrian authorities announced seized Photograph: Syrian News Agency

The source pointed out that “pepper was sprayed to mislead the devices and dogs trained in detecting narcotic substances,” noting that “the materials were confiscated, while investigations are still ongoing with the arrested to reveal all those involved in the case and take the necessary measures against them.”

Saudi Arabia had complained about drug smuggling into its lands from Lebanon, accusing Hezbollah of stopping these operations, and this point was one of the main reasons for the recent diplomatic crisis between the two countries.





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