Transit traveller attempting to smuggle gold nabbed at HIA
The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 84 pieces of gold, weighing a total of six kg, with a transit traveller at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The traveller from another GCC country was spotted with some pieces of gold in his bag but he told the GAC officer that he is taking them to another country as transit.
Accordingly, the pieces were registered as transit and the traveller given a due statement. However, when the traveller went through the procedures to resume his trip, the officer suspected his behaviour and asked that he should be searched thoroughly.
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Source News: Gulf Times