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Customs foils attempt to smuggle antiquities

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: The Air Customs Department have seized antiquities and transferred them to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters to decide the fate of the smuggled antiquities and to verify if they are genuine or fake, reports Al- Anba daily.

The antiquities were shipped in a parcel from China through an unidentified shipping company. It is not known if these antiquities were sent from China or if China was used as a transit point.

The Deputy Director-General for Customs Affairs and Ports Affairs, Suleiman Al-Fahad, appreciated the vigilance of the customs officers and their eagerness to carry out their duty to the fullest and keep a watchful eye around the clock to forbid the entry of prohibited goods of any kind. It is noteworthy to mention that, at the end of last November, the Kuwait Customs had seized antiquity pieces coming from Egypt, suspected to be of Pharaonic era.

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