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Jordanian Customs foil attempt to smuggle 17,320 Captagon pills

Jordanian Customs foil attempt to smuggle 17,320 Captagon pills

AMMAN: Jordan Customs Department (JCD) officers at Al Modawara border crossing Monday thwarted a bid to smuggle 17,320 of the pharmaceutical drug Captagon.

JCD said in a statement that the drugs were stashed in a water storage container aboard a passenger bus on the border. The department handed the contraband to the concerned authorities at Al Modawara border crossing for legal procedures.

Captagon, the trademark name for the synthetic stimulant Fenethylline, was first produced in the 1960s to treat hyperactivity, narcolepsy and depression, but was banned in most countries by the 1980s as being too addictive.