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Qatar introduced Monday the primary seizure of medication through the soccer World Cup, together with the painkiller tramadol which has been extensively utilized in soccer. Customs authorities at Hamad Worldwide Airport “foiled the smuggling” of 1,990 tramadol drugs and 464.5 grammes (16.4 ounces) of cannabis, in response to an announcement on Twitter, a day after the event started. The illicit substances had been discovered when customs officers “suspected” a passenger and inspected the bags, the customs service mentioned in its assertion.
The passenger, whose nationality was not given, will seem in court docket, an official mentioned.
Qatar has predicted that multiple million followers will come to the Gulf state for the month-long event that ends December 18.
The Gulf emirate has strict legal guidelines on drug possession which embody lengthy jail phrases, massive fines and deportation.
The World Anti-Doping Company is because of add tramadol, an addictive artificial opiate, to its banned record from 2024.
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It’s already prohibited in biking.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland mentioned in media interviews this yr that he thought of killing himself due to his overuse of tramadol.
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