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Tunisia thwarts attempt to smuggle 5,800 psychotropic tablets to Algeria

Drugs and captagon pills seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration [AFP/LOUAI BESHARA/Getty Images]
Drugs and pills, 29 March 2019 [AFP/LOUAI BESHARA/Getty Images]

Tunisian customs officers have thwarted this Monday (April 22) an attempt to smuggle 5,800 psychotropic tablets to Algeria, reported the Tunisian news agency TAP.

According to a press release by the Customs services, the psychotropic pills, concealed in a car bearing an Algerian registration plate, were discovered during an inspection operation at the customs border office at Babouch (Jendouba), TAP said.

The driver of the vehicle, an Algerian, and his Tunisian accomplice acknowledged having bought the banned products in a parallel market to sell them in Algeria.

The suspects were transferred to the Customs Investigation Department for further enquiry.

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