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Gold rush: 397 pieces of jewelry seized at Saudi airport

Customs officers at a Saudi Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle 397 pieces of gold jewelry into Saudi Arabia

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Customs officers at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam foiled an attempt to smuggle 397 pieces of gold jewelry into Saudi Arabia.

Customs Director General Yousef Al-Zakan said that during customs procedures a passenger was found carrying gold jewelry items hidden under his clothing.

Zakan advised passengers to declare at customs money or precious metals worth more than SR60,000.

(Photo courtesy: Saudi Gazette)
(Photo courtesy: Saudi Gazette)

This article article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on March 6, 2016.