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Drug smugglers stopped from bringing 2.7 million pills into Qatar

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Security forces have thwarted attempts to bring more than 2 million amphetamine pills from Saudi Arabia to Qatar in recent weeks, according to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the nation’s MOI said that two attempts to smuggle in the drugs were made at the border, but were foiled with the help of authorities from both Saudi and Qatar.

The Qatar Tribune added that two Saudi nationals who had been driving the cars carrying the stimulants at the border were arrested.

Both people have been referred to the “competent authorities,” SPA said.

Authorities in Qatar have been stepping up efforts in recent years to fight drug smuggling both on the border and at the airport, where officers routinely catch transit passengers who are trafficking various substances.

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