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5.7 million contraband pills seized

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The officials of the General Administration of Customs continue to fight the smuggling of drug pills and contraband into the country, reports Al-Rai daily.

The daily added, after the failed attempt to smuggle 10 million Tramadol pills into the country a few days ago, they inspectors have foiled another similar attempt – this time to smuggle about six million packets of tobacco in two, 40 and 20 feet containers, which allegedly came from an unidentified Gulf state.

A member of the Customs Information Committee said: “The customs officers at the Shuwaikh port suspected the two containers which arrived months ago and remained at the customs warehouses. The importing company tried to re-export the contents of the containers following which it was subjected for inspection and the inspectors found 5.7 million packets registered as derivatives of tobacco inside the containers.

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