The Anti-Narcotics Department of the Police reported that it had foiled an effort to smuggle 30,000 Rotana-type “Captagon” narcotic pills packed inside packages of “wedding ice” before attempting to enter and smuggle them into the Gaza Strip at daybreak on Friday.
Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Qudra, the director of the drug control division, confirmed the specifics, saying: “As part of his department’s efforts to pursue drug dealers and promoters, the Borders and Ports Control Department in the drug control division managed to seize the aforementioned quantity inside a shipment of wedding ice packs.”
Brigadier General Al-Qudra stated that one of the trucks was suspected and was thoroughly checked while following the movement of cargo trucks entering the Strip in collaboration with the Public Authority for Borders and Crossings.
As soon as the Central Investigation Department and the Drug Control Department in the Gaza Governorate were able to identify the suspects, which resulted in the arrest of 5 suspects in the case, Brigadier General Al-Qudra explained that the necessary security measures and measures were immediately taken.
Brigadier General Al-Qudra reported that 3 mobile devices used in the smuggling operation as well as a sum of money totaling 8050 shekels were seized. He also noted that the case file and the seized items were forwarded to the competent prosecution so that the legal processes could be carried out in accordance with the law.
He emphasized the Anti-Narcotics Police’s tenacity and commitment to pursuing and controlling smuggling operations into the Gaza Strip and serving as a deterrent to anyone attempting to traffic or promote illegal drugs.