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One arrested in alleged attempt to smuggle 6.2m narcotic pills

By JT - Jan 23,2018 - Last updated at Jan 23,2018

AMMAN — The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) has thwarted an alleged attempt to smuggle 6.2 million narcotic pills through the Durra border crossing, and arrested the main suspect involved, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Public Security Department (PSD) said that the AND personnel had been following up for weeks on information received about a suspected drug smuggling attempt to a neighbouring country.

The AND was able to identify two suspects through monitoring their movements and identified the modus operandi of hiding pills in "hardly accessible" parts of a vehicle, according to the PSD. On the day of the alleged attempt, security forces arrested the suspect while he was attempting to cross the border. The search for the second suspect is ongoing

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THIS IS BECOMMING A SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM. IT IS THEREFORE A PROBLEM THAT CAN NOT ONLY BE ERADICATED BY ARESTS AND POLICE WORK BUT A COMBINATION INTEGRATING ITS PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATION TO THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS STARTING FROM THE FIRST GRADE TO THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL. WHAT MORE PARENTS MUST INSTRUCT THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT THE HARMFUL EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCIES OF DRUG ADDICTIONS INCLUDING TOBACCO SMOKE.

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