Business Hub _ Cairo
Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, reviewed, A report on the efforts of the Customs Authority to enhance governance at customs ports in cooperation with the concerned authorities; Contributing to the protection of national security, and the Egyptian economy, protect the health of the citizens, collecting the rights of the state’s public treasury, Demanding the customs officers to continue to perform their official and national duties, Taking into account the facilitation of customs procedures, In a way that contributes to stimulating investment.
Al-Shahat Ghaturi, head of the Customs Authority, said: The tightening of control procedures at customs outlets contributed to curbing smuggling attempts. upholding the rights of the state, protection of the national industry, Egyptian society from entering dangerous goods or harming national security, Noting that 1,055 smuggling operations were thwarted. during last April, and take the prescribed legal measures, The customs value of the records amounted to 189 million and 713 thousand pounds. The total compensation, fees and fines due amounted to 398 million and 711 thousand pounds.
The report indicated that 427 minutes were issued related to exemptions and special systems, with a value of about 19 million and 340,000 pounds. 10 records of drug smuggling worth 4,750 thousand pounds, And a report for smuggling liquor with a value of 100,000 pounds, 28 records of cigarettes, worth 6 million and 94 thousand pounds, In addition to 11 minutes related to medicines and nutritional supplements, dues amounting to 15 million and 258 thousand pounds. And 101 minutes of proving the case and the difference in value of 23 million and 656 thousand pounds. And 19 reports of smuggling cosmetics, the value of which is 29 million and 130 thousand pounds.
The report indicated that 5 records were issued for smuggling cars and spare parts, the value of which is about 300,000 pounds. 10 minutes related to the smuggling of mobile devices and their accessories, for which customs dues amounted to 2,449 thousand pounds. In addition to issuing 20 reports of weapons smuggling, the value of which is 130 thousand pounds, And 26 reports of smuggling listening devices, with a owed value of 2,306 thousand pounds.
The report indicated that 32 reports of various smuggled items were issued, with a owed value of 7 million and 931 thousand pounds. 18 minutes for the regulatory rejected goods, whose dues amount to 240 million and 290 thousand pounds. And 3 minutes related to various types of cars and cigarettes, with a value of 28 million and 300 thousand pounds. And 5 records of medical devices and supplies, with a owed value of 497 thousand pounds. and two arrest warrants for smuggling fireworks with a value of 337 thousand pounds, 20 records of smuggling weapons and ammunition, with a value of 130 thousand pounds. And 4 minutes for submitting invoices with lower values, with a value of 230 thousand pounds.
The report added that 95 minutes related to customs control of foreign exchange were issued. And 4 records of smuggling gold and silver artifacts, worth 414 thousand pounds. And 6 records related to smuggling invaluable antiquities.