Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh affirmed that Customs Authority deals with all information related to violations in a confidential manner, and also attends to the informant ‘off the record’, particularly if information has to do with smuggling and corruption, reports Al- Qabas daily.
As regards the mode of presenting reports on corruption cases, Al-Saleh noted the Director General of Customs Authority receives information directly and through the investigation bureau, aside from hotlines available for exchange of intelligence, public relations bureau, complaints line, and the Customs website.
Responding to a parliamentary statement, Minister Al-Saleh explained that protection of public funds in the customs authority is done through total cooperation with the oversight bodies and the committee in charge of following up the State Audit Bureau and observations of other control bureaus. He pointed to five organizational offices in the customs, with the first office is in charge of inspection and auditing directly supervised by the director general, while the other four offices are in charge of violation oversight in various departments and sections of the customs authority.
The offices investigates smuggling and corruption operations, and implement the law of money laundering and funding of terrorist in cooperation with other concerned authorities in the local, regional and international circles to protect intellectual right while preventing commercial fraud.