Illegal tobacco product seized at Hamad Port
September 24 2020 10:10 PM
The seized 'tambaku' was found stuffed in 1,102 bags hidden inside a shipment of cotton mattresses.
The seized 'tambaku' was found stuffed in 1,102 bags hidden inside a shipment of cotton mattresses.

In yet another major haul of banned narcotic substances, the General Authority of Customs (GAC), represented by the Maritime Customs Department, seized 1,653kg of ‘tambaku’ (a kind of chewing tobacco) at Hamad Port. According to a video tweeted today by the GAC, the banned substance was found stuffed in 1,102 bags hidden inside a shipment of cotton mattresses.

Earlier, on September 21, the Air Cargo Customs seized 27kg of tambaku found hidden inside a consignment of various foodstuffs. In August, GAC officials seized 2,152kg of 'tambaku' hidden in a sugar shipment, at the Hamad Port. The banned tobacco was found stuffed in 1,435 bags.

The GAC wing at Hamad Port is equipped with the latest devices and the officers are trained to thwart smuggling attempts.

Last updated: September 24 2020 10:14 PM


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