2.4 million amphetamine tablets seized
An attempt to smuggle in 2.4 million amphetamine pills was foiled along the coast of Tabuk.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said the traffickers fled from the coast after they were chased by Border Guard patrols.
The spokesman said a suspect boat was approaching the coast in Tabuk on Friday when warning shots were fired by the Board Guard patrol. The smugglers offloaded the bags containing the pills into the Red Sea and then escaped.
A search operation for the consignment resulted in the seizure of 15 bags filled with 2.4 million amphetamine tablets, he added.