Drug-smuggling attempt foild at Queen Alia Airport

[17-03-2018 02:53 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel and Queen Alia International Airport security officers on saturday thwarted an attempt to smuggle 60,000 drug pills into the country, according to a Public Security Department statement.

It said that AND officers had received and followed up on a tip-off they had received earlier that two persons of an Arab nationality had prepared a "quantity" of drugs for smuggling outside the Kingdom via the airport.

It said investigators, in coordination with the airport's security and protection unit, had determined the timing of the operation and apprehended the two suspects after their arrival and before their departure, and that 60,000 narcotic pills that were stashed in their luggage were seized.

The suspected were under investigaion, it aded.

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