Baghdad - INA
The head of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, announced today, Thursday, that additional efforts will be made to make 2021 a year of high revenues, preventing the entry of drugs and evacuating containers from sea ports.
Al-Waeli said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "last week, the authority was able to control many smuggling operations, as it seized four trucks loaded with cigarettes that were hidden in containers at the northern port of Umm Qasr." It is loaded with human medicines hidden within various goods at the northern port of Umm Qasr, in addition to controlling smuggling wheels that were under the model, which is not allowed to be imported at the port of Umm Qasr middle port, with 35 wheels prepared for smuggling, and we have also seized hidden communication devices prepared for smuggling.
He continued, "A kilogram of drugs was seized at the Mandali border crossing, in cooperation with the intelligence service and the relevant authorities in the narcotics department in the governorate, as well as containers abandoned at the sea ports, these containers loaded with rapid explosive materials and chemicals."
"We are continuing in the Border Ports Authority to make additional efforts to make 2021 a year free of smuggling and a year of high revenues, as well as preventing the entry of drugs and completing the process of evacuating all containers from sea ports for the safety of this vital port," he said.