Abu Dhabi officials foil bid to smuggle SR13m
Abu Dhabi, October 21, 2012
Customs officials in Abu Dhabi have foiled an African man’s attempt to smuggle more than 13 million Saudi Riyals (SR) through the UAE’s land port.
An official source at the Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs stated that during the inspection of one of the vehicles coming into the UAE from Al Ghuwaifat border port in the Western Region, a huge amount of money was seized, said a statement.
The smuggling attempt was led by a 39-year-old male of African origin in addition to another person of the same nationality. The smuggled money, which amounted to more than SR13 million, was hidden in the back door cavities and rear seats of the car.
Hamad Mohamed Al Hurr Al Suwaidi, chairman of the Department of Finance (DoF), Abu Dhabi, praised the high level of efficiency and security of Abu Dhabi Customs’ officers and inspectors in controlling smuggling operations. - TradeArabia News Service