4 million bags of illegal tobacco seized by Kuwait customs

Kuwait City: Kuwaiti customs busted a smuggling operation that revealed 4 million bags of tobacco were brought into the country from one of the Gulf states, local media reported.

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The General Administration of Customs said in a statement that a 40-foot container carried 650,000 cartons containing 4 million bags of tobacco, which was imported illegally which is against the customs laws according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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The administration added that the necessary customs procedure has been taken as the inspection and warehousing control is in coordination with the investigation department.

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A warning was issued by the administration stating that those who smuggle in narcotic substances and prohibited goods will face legal charges and serious measures will be taken against them.

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