Saudi Arabia foils drug smuggling attempt from Lebanon

There was a foiling of attempt to smuggle more than 14 million amphetamine pills from Lebanon into the Kingdom on Saturday; the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The drugs in hide in a shipment of iron sheet by the General Directorate of Narcotics Control in coordination; with the General Authority for Zakat and Tax and customs; at Jeddah Islamic Port.

A citizen involvment in the smuggling took an arrest in the Riyadh region and also referred to Public Prosecution.

The attempt comes after the Kingdom markedly banned the import and transit of fruit and vegetables; from Lebanon in April after authorities foiled two large drug smuggling attempts involving narcotics hidden inside pomegranates.