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KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Shuwaikh Port customs officers have seized a quantity of narcotic substance which was hidden in bags inside a container coming from Iran, reports Al-Rai daily. The Director-General of Customs, Counselor Jamal Al-Jalawi, said Iran’s shipping line is considered one of the dangerous lines because of the many smuggling attempts, stressing that the new smuggling methods include hiding drugs among foodstuffs, but the alert customs officials are always on the lookout to keep a tap on the drug smuggling activity.
Al-Jalawi indicated, six kilos of shabu was found in a container. He added, cooperation between the GCC countries and the exchange of information have contributed to seizing drugs on several occasions, especially drugs inside foodstuffs such as potatoes, pomegranates, chocolate, bread and others. The Shuwaikh Customs Officer, Saleh Al-Harbi, told Al-Rai the drugs were hidden inside Iranian rice bags. The street value of the seized 6 kilos of shabu is believed to have a market value of half a million dinars. He explained the goods were for a food importing company. The entire issue has been referred to the concerned authority. The inspection was attended by Deputy Director General for Customs Ports Affairs Suleiman Al-Fahd and Director of Public Relations Abdullah Al-Mutairi.