Customs inspector caught smuggling liquor

Customs inspector caught smuggling liquor
Updated 05 February 2014

Customs inspector caught smuggling liquor

Customs inspector caught smuggling liquor

A customs inspector was arrested by the King Fahd Causeway Customs when he tried to smuggle in 95 bottles of liquor from Bahrain, thinking that his fellow inspectors would be lax while inspecting his vehicle.
A customs source, stating that the incident occurred a few days ago, said the suspect will be fined and dismissed from the job. His vehicle would also be confiscated and the seized liquor destroyed.
He said: “When we opened the inspector’s vehicle door, we found at least 95 bottles of liquor in the vehicle without a cover, which indicated that he did not expect the car to be inspected. Security services were informed and they arrested and transferred him to the police station to complete procedures.”
The source said the man did not resist or object to his colleagues discharging their duties. They dealt with him like they would with any traveler. He has been with Saudi Customs for five years and has never been arrested for such an offense, he said.
“The reason for attempting to smuggle in the liquor is not known yet. However, the reason will be revealed by the end of the investigations with him.”
King Fahd Causeway Customs administration stressed that its inspectors discharge their duties with commitment and without bias or favoritism. The administration said there are no exceptions for employees and they face the same drill.