Egypt busts massive drugs haul worth Dh143m

Abu Dhabi: Egyptian security forces have seized more than 8 tonnes of hashish and more than 8 million captagon tablets in a container in the Mediterranean Port Said, local media reported.

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The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said in a statement the General Administration for Narcotics Control was able to seize a container coming from an Arab country to another Arab country via Port Said, by transit.

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“The owners of the container provided shipping documents proving that it contains plastic materials to conceal a large amount of narcotic substances within its contents,” the statement added.

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“Some 8.22 tonness of hashish and more than 8 million captagon tablets, worth 611 million Egyptian pounds (Dh143m) were seized,” the statement said.

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The ministry described the seizure as “the biggest ever drug haul and one of the biggest blows to drugs smugglers.”

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