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Saudi Customs confirms Levies SR 27.9b fiscal year 2014

RIYADH:The Saudi Customs confirmed it levied in the last fiscal year 2014 an amount of SR (27.9) billion of which SR (3.4) billion incurred by the State as part of the support for some of the goods imported into the Kingdom, pointing to the increase in the proportion of customs revenues for fiscal year 2013 by about (12.20%). This came ... Read More »

Newzealand’s Customs seizes $250m worth of methamphetamine in H1

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Customs said that nearly $250 million worth of the class A drug and its precursors have been seized by the agency in the last six months – the highest levels on record. Customs said 1660 drug seizures have been made this year, worth $246 million.Customs said 1660 drug seizures have been mad e this year, worth $246 ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 950Kgs of hashish nabs 2 smugglers

MADRID: The Customs Police have detained two people and confiscated 950 kilos of hash during an anti-drugs operation Two detained with 950 kilos of hashish in La Línea de la Concepción CádizLa Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz, Andalucía). The arrests were made after several people were caught unloading the drugs from an inflatable motorised dinghy on a beach in the ... Read More »

Spanish Customs nabs 19 illegal immigrants

MADRID: Spanish customs arrested 19 illegal immigrants on Thursday morning the Marine Rescue Services were again called out to rescue 11 people who were attempting to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in a tiny inflatable which overturned. 2 were airlifted by the Helimar 211 and the remaining 9 people were brought in by the Salvamar Alkaid. After a tip-off call was ... Read More »

Spanish Customs nabs 19 illegal immigrants

MADRID: Spanish customs arrested 19 illegal immigrants on Thursday morning the Marine Rescue Services were again called out to rescue 11 people who were attempting to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in a tiny inflatable which overturned. 2 were airlifted by the Helimar 211 and the remaining 9 people were brought in by the Salvamar Alkaid. After a tip-off call was ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 15 tons of hashish at coast of Malaga

MADRID: A merchant ship named “Just Reema”, flying the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was intercepted 15 tons of hashish seized off the coast of Málagaby the Guardia Civil and the Spanish customs authorities 45 miles off the coast of Málaga on Wednesday and the nine crew were arrested after 15.7 tons of hashish resin was found on ... Read More »

Jordanian Customs foil attempt to smuggle 17,320 Captagon pills

AMMAN: Jordan Customs Department (JCD) officers at Al Modawara border crossing Monday thwarted a bid to smuggle 17,320 of the pharmaceutical drug Captagon. JCD said in a statement that the drugs were stashed in a water storage container aboard a passenger bus on the border. The department handed the contraband to the concerned authorities at Al Modawara border crossing for ... Read More »

Jordanian customs seize 75 cartons of fireworks, 209 cartons cigarettes

AMMAN: Officers of the Aqaba Customs Centre Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle in a large amount of fireworks in a stepped up crackdown on dangerous goods, and also seized other contraband, according to the Jordan Customs Department. In a statement, the department said about 975 cartons of fire crackers were found concealed in a container that was declared as ... Read More »

Customs seizes 1,752 cigarette cartons, 31 tons of illegal coffee

AMMAN: A bid to smuggle 1,752 cartons of cigarettes was foiled in the governorate of Aqaba, the Jordan Customs Department (JCD) said Monday. The JCD said the cartons were concealed in a container that had a bill of entry as industrial raw material. The JCD also foiled an attempt to smuggle 475 cartons of illegal firecrackers that were stashed in ... Read More »

Jordan Customs promotes revise Golden List programme

AMMAN: Jordan Customs announced in a press statement on Wednesday that it  held the second of two Public-Private Dialogue Forums with Jordanian businesses to create awareness of its revised Golden List programme. “The Golden List,  a trade facilitation programme, gives preferred operator status to companies that demonstrate low risk and a strong compliance history with customs requirements,” the statement said. ... Read More »

Spanish Customs siezes 360Kgs hashish from a stolen car in Algeciras

MADRID: Officers of the Customs police have seized 360 kilos of hashish in Algeciras in the province of Cádiz from a car 360 kilos of hashish seized from stolen car in Algeciraswhich is believed to have been stolen from Manilva in Málaga. The swoop followed the detection of a boat which landed on Sunday in the Tonelero area of La ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 5 tons of hashish in Campo de Gibraltar

MADRID: Spanish Customs police stated that a Large quantities of hashish were shipped to a private jetty on the River Guadarranque 29 smugglers have been arrested in connection with the seizure by the Policía Nacional and the Spanish customs authorities of 4.7 tons of hashish in the Campo de Gibraltar in the province of Cádiz as operation ALMINA draws to ... Read More »

Spanish Customs intercepts 19 illegal immigrants

MADRID: The steady flow of would-be illegal immigrants attempting to cross from Morocco into Spanish territory continues, with a total of 19 being reported in three separate incidents on Wednesday. Eleven of them were rescued from the Straits of Gibraltar during the morning after the small boat in which they were travelling capsized. After a tip-off call was received they ... Read More »

Spanish Customs intercepts 19 illegal immigrants

MADRID: The steady flow of would-be illegal immigrants attempting to cross from Morocco into Spanish territory continues, with a total of 19 being reported in three separate incidents on Wednesday. Eleven of them were rescued from the Straits of Gibraltar during the morning after the small boat in which they were travelling capsized. After a tip-off call was received they ... Read More »

Finland’s Customs threatnes; a hike in Tobacco tax may boost smuggling

HELSINKI: The Finnish language daily Savon Sanomat reported that The Finnish Customs fears that the planned increase in tobacco taxation as entered in the recently drafted government program will increase smuggling of tobacco. The current regulation allows bringing in a limited amount of tobacco products for personal use. Lasse Ryyttäri, a senior inspector at customs, expressed concern that increase in ... Read More »

Finland’s Customs threatnes; a hike in Tobacco tax may boost smuggling

HELSINKI: The Finnish language daily Savon Sanomat reported that The Finnish Customs fears that the planned increase in tobacco taxation as entered in the recently drafted government program will increase smuggling of tobacco. The current regulation allows bringing in a limited amount of tobacco products for personal use. Lasse Ryyttäri, a senior inspector at customs, expressed concern that increase in ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 200 Kgs of cocaine inside pineapples from a shipping container

MADRID: The interior ministry said on Sunday that the Spanish Customs  seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America. The drug-stuffed fruit was found among 10 shipping containers filled with pineapples that arrived in the southern port of Algeciras, one of Europe’s largest ports, the ministry said in a statement.”Among the thousands ... Read More »

Greece Customs Guards Rescues over 213 Migrants during the Night

ATHENS: Greece Customs guard rescued 213 migrants in six different incidents near the islands of Kos, Chios and Lesvos during the night. All migrants are safe and well, and no missing persons have been reported. In recent months there has been a rise in the number of irregular migrants trying to reach Greece as people flee from Libya, Syria and ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 200 Kgs of cocaine inside pineapples in a shipping container

MADRID: The interior ministry said on Sunday that the Spanish Customs  seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America. The drug-stuffed fruit was found among 10 shipping containers filled with pineapples that arrived in the southern port of Algeciras, one of Europe’s largest ports, the ministry said in a statement.”Among the thousands ... Read More »

Swiss Customs sees a drop in gold exports to China by 67% in April 2015

BERN: According to figures published this morning by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration showed that the Swiss exports of gold to China dropped by around 67 percent in April to just 15.1 tons,. The country’s overall exports of 143.9 tons of gold in April were down 36 percent on the March total, which UBS said in a note is in ... Read More »