SSC hands 'stiff' terms to 3 suspects for smuggling 2mln Captagon pills

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AMMAN —  The State Security Court (SSC) sentenced handed a person a 20-year jail term and fined him JD20,000, while two others were sentenced 10 years behind bars and fined an amount of JD10,000 for smuggling about 2 million Captagon pills from a neighboring country for trading, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.  اضافة اعلان

In a public session on Thursday, the SSC said two suspects smuggled 1,920,000 Captagon pills, while 88,000 tablets were seized in the other's vehicle, the indictment sheet showed.

The suspects secretly hid this contraband in wood stoves, but security apparatuses seized the narcotic delivery before being sold to citizens, the court said.

The stiffest verdicts were issued in this case , given the suspects' "serious and grave" feats on the society's security and safety, in a bid to achieve wide-scale deterrence, SSC noted.

In addition, the court jailed a person of Arab nationality for 10-yrs temporary labor and fined him JD10,000 after being caught, in possession of 88,000 Captagon pills in his vehicle.

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