Jordan Customs confiscates e-cigarettes, e-shisha, their supplies

Jordan

Published: 2019-04-24 12:49

Last Updated: 2019-04-24 13:09


Jordan Customs confiscates e-cigarettes, e-shisha, their supplies
Jordan Customs confiscates e-cigarettes, e-shisha, their supplies

Jordan Customs officials working at the Omari Customs Office and in cooperation with security services managed to thwart the smuggling of 1534 e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, and their supplies as they were hidden inside a Refrigerator truck that was transporting oils from a neighboring Arab country.

The smuggled contents and the means of transportation have been reserved until the issued fines were paid, which were worth of JD 50,000.

Director of Omari Customs Office, Dean Salem Al-shalol said that when the bus arrived, it was suspected of carrying smuggled materials, and was exposed to an x-ray.

The seizures were found in secret hideouts in the fridge, which was immediately inventoried and an official report was written.

He added that e-cigarettes and similar goods are already banned from importation and are confiscated for being disallowed as they did not obtain issued approvals by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) because of the great danger that affects the health and safety of human beings.

These seizures are also prohibited items that are not allowed to be imported, circulated or cleared.

For his part, Jordan Customs General Director Abdelmajid Al-Rahamneh praised the efforts exerted by all customs and security services across all the Kingdom's borders and the coordination among them, which leads to controlling the borders of ill-minded people who carry out smuggling operations that harm the national economy.

Jordan Customs officials working at the Omari Customs Office and in cooperation with security services managed to thwart the smuggling of 1534 e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, and their supplies as they were hidden inside a Refrigerator truck that was transporting oils from a neighboring Arab country.

The smuggled contents and the means of transportation have been reserved until the issued fines were paid, which were worth of JD 50,000.

Director of Omari Customs Office, Dean Salem Al-shalol said that when the bus arrived, it was suspected of carrying smuggled materials, and was exposed to an x-ray.

The seizures were found in secret hideouts in the fridge, which was immediately inventoried and an official report was written.

He added that e-cigarettes and similar goods are already banned from importation and are confiscated for being disallowed as they did not obtain issued approvals by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) because of the great danger that affects the health and safety of human beings.

These seizures are also prohibited items that are not allowed to be imported, circulated or cleared.

For his part, Jordan Customs General Director Abdelmajid Al-Rahamneh praised the efforts exerted by all customs and security services across all the Kingdom's borders and the coordination among them, which leads to controlling the borders of ill-minded people who carry out smuggling operations that harm the national economy.