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Customs foils bid to smuggle 5,500 bottles of foreign liquor
July 18, 2017, 8:27 am

The Drugs Control General Department (DCGD), in coordination with General Customs Department, foiled the attempt of an Arab national to smuggle 5,500 bottles of foreign liquor in a container at Shuaiba Port, reports local daily.

In a press statement, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security at Ministry of Interior explained that the DCGD, after receiving a tip-off about the Arab national who smuggles liquor through a trading company, formed a team to conduct investigations and gather information and evidence before the contraband left Shuaiba Port.

After taking the necessary legal measures, the suspect was apprehended. When the container was searched, a large quantity of foreign liquor bottles with market value worth more than KD 300,000 was discovered inside the container. The suspect confessed during interrogations that he imports liquor from an Asian country and smuggles them into the country for sale. The suspect and the contraband were referred to concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Source: Arab Times

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