Bringing down quite possibly the largest drug smuggling operation in the Middle East, Dubai officials arrested six individuals in connection with the discover and seizure of nearly 14 tons of a highly addictive stimulant known as captagon, otherwise known as the "poor man's cocaine." 

The pills, with a street value of roughly $1.1 billion, were hidden inside 651 doors and 432 decorative panels and shipped on five containers. 

Per Bloomberg, "The Dubai captagon haul represents the third-largest seizure in recent years. In 2021, Malaysian authorities — tipped off by their counterparts in Saudi Arabia — impounded about 95 million tablets, weighing around 16 tons and having an estimated market value of about $1.2 billion, concealed inside rubber trolley wheels."