The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 7kg of marijuana into the country.
The contraband was found hidden inside the bag of an Asian passenger at Hamad International Airport.
The Customs officer-in-charge ordered a full search of the man's baggage on suspecting foul play. The illicit drugs were then found hidden in a bag, wrapped in plastic.
The relevant legal procedures were initiated against the accused, who was referred to the authorities concerned.
Meanwhile, GAC president Ahmed bin Ali al-Mohannadi thanked the officer who detected the smuggling attempt and lauded him for his alertness while on duty.
Al-Mohannadi also honoured the officer, stressing that Customs personnel played a vital role in protecting the country against the harmful effects of narcotics.
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