Saudi customs foil attempt to smuggle gold in car aboard a ship
A customs officer found as much as 29 gold pieces weighing 38 kilograms hidden in the roof of the car.
Saudi Arabia's Jeddah port customs officers recently foiled a gold smuggling attempt, it was reported on Sunday.
Acting Director General of Customs of Jeddah Islamic Port Saad al-Bagmi said that a private car aboard a sea vessel approached the customs desk at the entrance gate of the port for routine customs check.
The customs officer found as much as 29 gold pieces weighing 38 kilograms hidden in the roof of the car.
Bagmi advised all passengers who manage to hold during entrance or departure a quantity of jewelry or monetary coins or paper worth more than SR60,000 to report to the customs authorities at the Kingdom’s inlet/outlets to avoid legal liability.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.