The inspectors of the General Authority of Customs (GAC) have seized recently big amounts of illicit drugs that were intended to be smuggled into Qatar.
The contraband mainly included 7kg of hashish, 4kg of marijuana, 380kg of chewing tobacco and 199 Captagon pills.
The hashish was found to be hidden in the luggage of a traveller passing through Hamad International Airport. The chewing tobacco was seized at Hamad Port after it was found hidden inside air pumps, and the Captagon pills were seized from two cargoes - one of wooden planks and the other of plastic and metal pipes.
Accordingly, GAC chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Jammal has honoured nine employees stationed at Hamad International Airport, Air Cargo and Hamad Port for their role and alertness in these operations and foiling the attempts of smugglers.
He also praised their distinguished work and excellent skills, stressing that GAC offered its inspectors and employees all possible support and continuous training to keep them updated with the latest methods used by smugglers and how they could counteract this.
The directors of the sea and air cargo customs departments have thanked the GAC inspectors for their efforts and sincerity that resulted in such success in protecting the country against the possible harmful effects of these illicit drugs. They also thanked all the partner government entities for their active co-operation with GAC.