Customs seize 2 containers laden with tobacco at Shuwaikh Port

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KUWAIT CITY, April 18: In a significant interception, customs officers at Shuwaikh Port successfully prevented the entry of approximately two and a half million bags of tobacco into the country. The General Administration of Customs disclosed in a statement that the Customs Inspection and Warehouse Department executed a meticulous operation resulting in the seizure of two 40-foot containers originating from a Gulf country, purportedly carrying a consignment of blankets.

Upon thorough inspection, authorities uncovered 672 cartons concealed within the first container. Each carton contained 20 burlap fabrics, with one of them clandestinely holding 25 packets, each weighing 50 grams. The examination of the second container revealed 366 bags, each containing 100 packets, and each packet housing 60 bags. The weight of each bag amounted to 2.3 grams, culminating in a total seizure of 5,050,800 tons of tobacco, equivalent to approximately two and a half million tobacco seeds.

Subsequently, requisite customs procedures were swiftly implemented to address the attempted smuggling of the contraband.

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