Arab Times

Smuggling cigarettes:


A GCC national was arrested for attempting to smuggle 68 packs of cigarettes via Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint by hiding them in the wheels of his vehicle.

Based on the concerned rules, the suspect was referred with his vehicle to the Land Customs Department.

Supervisor of Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint Mohammad Abdulrahma­n had instructed all border securityme­n to check the vehicles that enter and leave Kuwait.

One of the inspectors suspected a vehicle that was in a lot and checked it to find 68 packs of cigarettes in the wheels of the vehicle. As per the law, passengers are not allowed to carry more than two packs. The owner of the vehicle, a GCC national, was arrested and referred to the Land Customs Department.

Meanwhile, the General Customs Administra­tion (GCA) affirmed that it followed up the report that went viral on social media and some news websites about the arrest of a high-ranking customs official by Criminal Investigat­ions Department over accusation­s of bribery.

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