The drugs had been confiscated at a warehouse after arriving by means of the dry port of the capital Riyadh, the Saudi Ministry of Inside mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
Eight folks had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling the medication, in keeping with a spokesperson for the Common Directorate of Narcotics Management (GDNC).
Saudi’s GDNC tracked the cargo and raided the warehouse, arresting six Syrian and two Pakistani nationals on suspicion of smuggling the medication.
“The suspects had been arrested and confronted authorized measures and had been referred to the general public prosecution,” the assertion mentioned.
The GDNC didn’t identify the drug seized or the place it arrived from.
The United Nations Workplace on Medication and Crime (UNODC) beforehand mentioned “experiences of amphetamine seizures from international locations within the Center East proceed to refer predominantly to tablets bearing the Captagon brand.”
Captagon was initially the model identify for a medicinal product containing the artificial stimulant fenethylline. Although it’s now not produced legally, medication carrying the Captagon identify are commonly seized within the Center East, in keeping with the European Monitoring Centre for Medication and Drug Habit.
The counterfeit Captagon tablets include amphetamine in addition to different chemical substances, in keeping with the UNODC.