Saudi authorities seized more than two million captagon pills concealed inside Quran wooden frames, newspapers reported on Wednesday.
The drugs were seized by customs men at the northwestern Al Haditha border point with Jordan, but it was not clear how many persons were arrested.
“We found nearly 2.3 million captagon pills hidden inside wooden frames used to hold the holy Quran. They were concealed secretly and expertly,” Al Haditha customs director Ibrahim Al Anzi told the papers.
In most cases, persons convicted of smuggling a large quantity of drugs are executed in conservative Saudi Arabia.