Doha: The Maritime Customs Administration thwarted an attempt to smuggle 26 envelopes of hashish at Ruwais Port.
The contraband was hidden in metal boxes inside refrigerated fruit containers. When the cans were opened, the competent authorities found 26 packages of hashish which weigh a total of 26.10 kilograms.
The authority has been issuing continuous warning against carrying illegal substances into the country.
Customs officers are provided with all means of support including the latest devices and continuous training to read the body language of passengers and to be aware of the latest methods followed by smugglers.