ABU DHABI 10 April 2017: Inspectors from the General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi, at Al Ghuwaifat Customs Centre, recently foiled an attempt to smuggle SR 3,750,000 across the border. The money was found in the possession of an Asian traveller entering the UAE through the land border.
Inspectors became suspicious of a truck entering the country. When transferred for further inspection, officers found SR 3,750,000 hidden in the rear seat behind the driver which he had not disclosed. A case was issued by customs inspectors and transferred to the concerned authorities to take all necessary legal actions.
Mohamed Khadem Al Hameli, Acting Director-General of Abu Dhabi’s General Administration of Customs, stressed the administration’s continuous efforts to develop customs operations and adopt high-level customs procedures and regulations that support international trade, and enhance customs revenue through collecting customs duties on the movement of goods.
Al Hameli added, “Abu Dhabi’s General Administration of Customs is working closely with relevant government entities to develop customs work and implement the latest inspection procedures and systems. The administration also continues to offer various types of training and skill development programmes for customs inspectors to enhance their role in protecting the country from illegal trade that could threaten the country’s security and economy as well as controlling smuggling operation.”