Hamad Port customs thwarts smuggling of prohibited material
February 25 2019 06:53 PM
chewing tobacco


The General Authority of Customs thwarted the attempt to smuggle 'chewing tobacco' during inspecting a container loaded with 600 packets of paper cups, at Hamad Port.

During the inspection, the customs inspector noticed that there was a difference in the classification and packing of the parcels. Following inspecting the parcels, he found 959 bags of chewing tobacco hidden under paper cups in a secret way.

A report of the incident was made and the seized material was sent to the concerned authorities.

Abdul Hadi Al Sahli, Director of the Maritime Customs Department at the Authority, praised the efficiency and experience of the customs officers and their dedication to work to preserve the security and stability of the country through their effective role in thwarting the various smuggling operations.

He pointed out that the authority has recently witnessed a number of seizures of narcotics, which confirms the vigilance of customs officials to prevent the entry of narcotics into the country. He stressed that these successive seizures confirm the success of authority's recent steps toward improving performance, as well as the success of its training course adopted recently, which depends on intensifying theoretical and field training for customs inspectors. (QNA)

Last updated: February 25 2019 06:56 PM

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