Anti-Narcotics Department seizes 70 thousands of drug pills while being smuggled through a border crossing.
One of the anti-narcotics cadres was injured in a raid on one of the wanted men house in Mafraq Governorate, synchronizing with the seizure of 70,000 drug pills.
PSD / Public Relations and Mass Media Department stated that the employees of Anti-Narcotics Department have worked for weeks on tracking information about one of the dangerous wanted suspect has rich criminal police record specially in drug smuggling cases. the suspect was processing an amount of drug pills for smuggling to the outside of the Kingdom where a special investigative team had been dispatched to monitor that person and gather all information about his activities to determine the time and mechanism of smuggling and to control the deal and arrest the suspect and all involved persons.
added that being assure that the suspect hid a volume of drug pills in a cargo vehicle for smuggling them abroad this evening through one of the border crossings. two teams were formed in parallel, the first team directed to the border crossing and managed to control the vehicle and the driver, while the other team moved to the house of the suspect and was able to arrest him.
Public Relations and Mass Media Department stated that when trying to stop the suspect he initiated firing shots of an automatic gun of the direction of the force, resulted injuries for one of the staff of the team with the rank of a sergeant in his hand,who immediately was taken to the hospital and has a good health condition. The team has been applied rules of engagement with the required response with the suspect, arrested him and was taken to hospital. He still under treatment and an automatic weapon was seized with him.
Public Relations and Mass Media Department confirmed that the anti-narcotics team at the border post after an accurate inspection was able to find 70000 drug pills were hidden inside the truck .
The initial investigation with the driver of the cargo vehicle admitted that the dangerous suspect is the one who has processed volume of drugs and hid them in the body of the vehicle and asked him to transfer them outside of the Kingdom through the border crossing and the investigations are still ongoing in the case.