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Shuwaikh Port thwarts another tobacco smuggling attempt

In a swift response following the seizure of 260,000 bags of tobacco, customs officers at Shuwaikh Port intercepted a new smuggling attempt involving approximately 324,000 prohibited tobacco bags.

The illicit goods were concealed in two shipments arriving from a Gulf country; neatly concealed in the roof of a container truck.

Osama Khalil Al-Shami, Deputy Director General for Customs Ports Affairs, revealed that the customs officers grew suspicious of a shipment labeled as sanitary materials. Subsequently, the shipment underwent thorough examination using an X-ray machine.

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