Damascus countryside, SANA- The competent authorities seized about 525 kg of narcotic pills (Captagon) in a shipment of pasta that was intended for export to Saudi Arabia.
"Through extensive information and investigations about a group of smugglers and drug merchants, the competent authorities seized an Intra truck in Damascus countryside carrying bags of narcotic pills / Captagon / weights 525 kg in a shipment of pasta that was intended for export to Saudi Arabia, with, a source at the competent authorities Department told SANA.
Pepper was sprayed over the pills to mislead the devices and dogs trained in detecting narcotic substances, the source added.
Investigations are underway with the arrested to reveal all those involved in the case to take the necessary measures against them.
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