Saudi drugs

Saudi Arabia launches anti-drug drive to tackle thriving Captagon trade

Issue 1168 - 04 May 2023 | 4 minute read

The Saudi authorities have launched a new anti-drugs campaign, amid continued concern about the use of narcotics, in particular fenethylline hydrochloride, an amphetamine better known by the brand name Captagon, which is being smuggled in large quantities into Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.

Want to read more?

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Join our community

Sign up for an account to gain:

View a selection of Free articles

Explore subscription options

Follow us on Google News