Customs seeks to increase control against smuggling by x-ray (document).
The Customs Authority aims to increase controls to control smuggling operations that take place through customs outlets, especially the Alexandria port, through X-ray devices. The Operations Department at the Customs Authority addressed the Director General of Alexandria Customs to the necessity of increasing the control of incoming and circulated containers at Alexandria Container Handling and Alexandria International Containers Company “AICT” to limit smuggling. Ezzat Badran, Director General of Operations at the Customs Authority, said in a letter addressed to the Director General of Alexandria Customs, that tightening control over incoming goods comes due to the threats that the country is exposed to from continuous smuggling attempts, which represent an imminent threat to the capabilities of the country. He added that, as the x-ray examination system is working at full capacity to counter these attempts, which are the first line of defense to inspect the containers from the moment they disembark from the ship and to achieve the maximum possible benefit from the use of x-ray devices, the matter requires providing customs data, including the documents related to the container included.