Amphetamine pills in potato shipment


19 April 2023
Saudi authorities confiscate more than 3.6m tablets.

More than 3.6 million amphetamine tablets have been confiscated by Saudi authorities in the Riyadh region.

Maj. Mohammed Al-Nujaibi, spokesman for the General Directorate for Narcotics Control, said that “the security monitoring of drug smuggling and promotion networks … has resulted in the seizure of 3,636,000 amphetamine pills concealed in a potato shipment. The recipients of the shipment, three residents and two visit visa holders, were also arrested.”

The estimated street value of the drugs might be as much as $90 mln, according to research published in the International Addiction Review Journal. The Saudi authorities continue in their crackdown on the supply and use of illegal narcotics with millions of amphetamine tablets seized almost every week.

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Source:  Photo: Hal Gatewood

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