Customs foils attempt to smuggle 11kg of marijuana
April 17 2016 08:15 PM
Marijuana was concealed in packets of dried red chillies.
Marijuana was concealed in packets of dried red chillies.


The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 11kg of the illicit drug marijuana through Hamad International Airport (HIA).

The GAC inspector in charge doubted the luggage of an Asian traveller coming to Doha, so he ordered a full search of his bags. The search uncovered the marijuana hidden within bulky packages of dried red chillies. The bags were seized and the necessary procedures taken to refer the traveller and the seized illicit drugs to the security authorities concerned.

GAC president Ahmed bin Ali al-Muhannadi thanked the GAC inspector who managed to spot the smuggler and honoured him for his alertness on duty. He also pointed out that GAC has an effective training programme to raise the efficiency of its inspectors and enhance their work experience and performance.

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