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Tuesday , December 7 2021

Delays at border – Bid to curb smuggling

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: About a month after the uncovering of the smuggling ring of food supplies (subsidized) through the exit ports of Kuwait and the arrest of its members, an official source from the Egyptian port of Safaga revealed that dozens of shipments from Kuwait failed to arrive as scheduled during the past two weeks due to the tightening of control at the land ports in Kuwait during the recent period, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The source revealed about intensive coordination between the Kuwaiti authorities and their Egyptian counterparts to nab smugglers of subsidized foodstuff, indicating that measures were tightened to punish the companies transporting violating items. He explained that the shipments have had significant delays during the recent period, which led to the accumulation of vehicles and shipments, and delay in the delivery of goods to shipping companies.

The delay was due to continuous border smuggling, which is common in land ports. The Customs Inspection Department is trying to stop these operations and hold those responsible accountable. The source indicated that the work movement has returned naturally starting this week, and traffic is expected to return in its usual mode after about two weeks of unstable transport movement.

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