The General Customs Authority (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 6.4kg of marijuana through Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The illicit drugs were found with an Asian traveller transiting HIA on a journey from his home country to another GCC country. "The GAC officer suspected a bag of the traveller and ordered a full search of his luggage, leading to the discovery of the hidden drug," Ajab al-Qahtani, director of HIA Customs, said.
Marijuana was found in 11 packets wrapped in plastic bags and hidden among other items such as dried fish and snacks. The issue was referred to the security department concerned to take the necessary legal procedures against the traveller.
The honoured customs inspector flanked by al-Muhannadi (Right) and al-Qahtani.
GAC president Ahmed bin Ali al-Mohannadi thanked the officer who foiled the smuggling attempt and honoured him for his alertness in discharging his duty. He further affirmed that GAC officers are an import asset for the department and protects the country against such harmful attempts.
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