Customs workshop focuses on security
February 26 2017 11:39 PM


The General Authority of Customs concluded yesterday a workshop on Programme Global Shields (PGS) which saw some of the best experts from the World Customs Organisation speak. Some 60 participants from the region’s different customs authorities participated in the workshop.
The General Authority of Customs released a statement yesterday saying that the workshop aimed at discussing security threats related with commerce, and how customs authorities can deal with them in light of the political turmoil in many of the world’s regions.
Head of the training evaluation department at the General Authority of Customs Abdulrahman al-Kuwari said that one of their main goals in training is the protection of society. He added that the goal of PGS was to target criminal groups that use cargo shipments to smuggle chemical materials and use them in making improvised explosive devices (IED).
The programme also directs different customs authority on how to deal with such situations.
The three-day event covered a range of topics regarding security, such as different types of IEDs, how they are smuggled, and how customs should deal with those situations.

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