The Border Ports Authority announced on Monday, that it had foiled an attempt to smuggle narcotics in the possession of an Iraqi traveler at the Zurbatiya border crossing.
A statement of the authority, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that, "Under the direction of the head of the Border Crossings Authority, Omar Adnan Al-Waeli, to follow up the drug file through tight control and careful inspection of travelers and goods, an Iraqi traveler was arrested after he left the passenger hall (arrival). Where he was seized - in his possession - narcotic (crystal, triac) hidden inside his slippers and underwear, in a failed attempt to smuggle them into the country.
The statement explained, "The seizure process was carried out with a joint duty by the Anti-Narcotics Detachment, the Customs Police Detachment, and the Directorate's Protection Force.”
It stressed, "Formation of a committee, organizing a record of fundamental seizure, and referring the accused to the Badra Drug Control Division to present the matter to Examining magistrate to take the appropriate legal measures against him."
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