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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.

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