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Customs Officials Block Smuggling Of Illicit Drugs And Firearms

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Qatar’s General Authority of Customs (GAC) blocked multiple attempts of people who tried to smuggle in illicit drugs and illegal firearms into the country.

A total of 46kg of marijuana, 200,000 Captagon pills, two firearms and 2,500 bullets were seized in different operations.

The custom inspectors suspected the content of bags and ordered for a complete check-up, which led to the discovery of the illicit drugs tightly wrapped in plastic and carbon paper. It was hidden carefully under the clothes and inside the bags of fish and spices.

The Captagon pills were seized when a customs inspector at the Air Cargo and Private Airports Customs Department opened a package in the presence of the addressee and found hollow boards inside which the illicit pills were found.

Meanwhile, the two firearms were seized at Abu Smra border post. The traveller who tried to enter the country hid the 9mm caliber firearms besides the engine of his vehicle alongside 2500 bullets for machine gun and 9mm caliber.

The inspectors were honoured by the GAC Chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Jammal.


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