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Jordan, Saudi anti-narcotics agencies report success in joint operation

By Petra - Sep 13,2015 - Last updated at Sep 13,2015

AMMAN — Anti-narcotics departments in Jordan and Saudi Arabia have foiled an attempt to smuggle narcotic pills in a postal package containing a painting, and arrested the suspects, the Public Security Department’s (PSD) media centre announced Sunday.

Jordan’s Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel received a tip on those who were attempting to smuggle 9,000 pills by hiding them in a painting and sending it to Saudi Arabia.

AND tracked the package, seized and searched it, discovering the pills. AND informed its Saudi counterpart to investigate another package, which had made it into the neighbouring country.

PSD said joint coordination resulted in identifying three suspects in Jordan, one of whom was arrested, and the other two are still at large.

Saudi authorities apprehended the package’s recipients and investigation in the case was ongoing.

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