Over 2.5 tonnes of chewing tobacco seized inside melon shipment

Doha: The General Authority of Customs officials at Hamad Port foiled an attempt to smuggle over 2.5 tonnes of chewing tobacco into the country.

In a video posted on Twitter, customs said that 2,844 kg of chewing tobacco packed in 1,896 bags was found in a shipment of melon.

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 body language of passengers and to be aware of the latest methods followed by smugglers.

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