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Oman seizes 6 million captagon pills, arrests smuggling network

MUSCAT: Oman announced on Thursday the seizure of more than six million captagon pills during a bust aided by Saudi Arabia that resulted in the arrest of a smuggling network.

“In cooperation with Saudi authorities”, police in the sultanate tracked and ambushed an “international network that was smuggling large quantities of drugs and psychotropic substances” across land and sea borders, the official Oman News Agency said.

“Six million Captagon pills were seized during the operation,” according to the news agency, which said the drugs were stored in various hideouts and were intended for exporting.

The quantity seized is significant for Oman which usually announces much smaller hauls.

A video released by the police on social media showed officers unloading plastic bags packed with captagon tablets from white cardboard boxes and round plastic containers.

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