Massive drug busts in Saudi Arabia and Iran:
Authorities seized the 5-million plus amphetamine capsules, three grams of heroin, a machine gun and a pistol, Al-Turki added.
At around the same timeframe, Saudi customs officials at two separate border crossings stopped an attempt to smuggle a total of 394,000 Captagon amphetamine capsules into the country. Ibrahim Al-Inizi, who heads Saudi Arabia’s customs center, said the smugglers attempted to stash the capsules in vehicle tires and in the dashboard of a truck.
Iranian officials estimate that 42-percent of the world’s opium consumption occurs in Iran, and that the regime spends about $1 billion dollars a year to fight the drug war there. According to Azernews, statistics released by the government estimate that there are about two million drug users in Iran.