Authorities foil attempt to smuggle 500,000 narcotic pills | Jordan News | Ammon News


Authorities foil attempt to smuggle 500,000 narcotic pills


[10/10/2018 10:08:27 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel have foiled an attempt to smuggle over 500,000 illegal narcotic pills through a border crossing outside the Kingdom by a cargo vehicle and arrested two suspects, according to the Public Security Department (PSD).

Spokesman of the PSD, Col. Amer Sartawi, said the AND received tips on plans of a group of people to smuggle a large quantity of narcotic pills through a border crossing outside the Kingdom by a cargo vehicle.

Sartawi noted investigation efforts over several days led to unveil details of the drug quantity hidden in a stones freight vehicle.

When the truck arrived the border crossing, the cargo was seized and about half a million narcotic pills were found within the stones shipment.

Two people were arrested and two others involved in the case were identified as a manhunt is underway to nab them, he said.

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