Customs foils attempt to smuggle narcotic substance to Qatar
October 01 2020 10:57 PM
Nearly 50kg of *tambaku was seized at the port, in 1,289 packs concealed inside a consignment of bic
Nearly 50kg of *tambaku was seized at the port, in 1,289 packs concealed inside a consignment of bic

The Maritime Customs Department at Hamad Port has foiled yet another attempt to smuggle *tambaku (a type of chewing tobacco) into Qatar.
According to a tweet by the General Authority of Customs (GAC), 49.5kg of *tambaku was seized at the port.
The illegal narcotic substance was found in 1,289 packs concealed inside a consignment of bicycles.
On September 28 as much as 2,122.5kg of *tambaku was seized at the port, in 1,415 packs concealed inside a wheat flour shipment.
In a major haul of banned narcotic substances, reported on September 24, the GAC seized 1,653kg of *tambaku at Hamad Port.
The banned substance was found stuffed in 1,102 bags hidden inside a shipment of cotton mattresses.
On September 21, the Air Cargo Customs seized 27kg of *tambaku hidden inside a consignment of various foodstuffs.
In August, GAC officials seized 2,152kg of *tambaku at the Hamad Port.
The banned substance was recovered from a sugar shipment, 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.



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