Bahrain Customs Officer Arrested for Smuggling Drugs

Customs officer misuses authority to smuggle drugs with brother
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A customs officer is facing a trial before the court for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Kingdom. While it was revealed that he is currently suffering from mental depression and has a file in the Psychiatric Hospital, the report uncovered that the 51-year-old was mentally fit at the time he committed the crime.

The defendant was serving as a customs officer and he tried to misuse the authorities given to him, according to Prosecutors. He was summoned for questioning after he gave the green light to a “foul-smelling” shipment of boxes after examining them. Further investigations revealed that the shipment was registered under the company of the defendant’s brother, aged 48 years.

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It was found later that the pair had phone conversations and texts messages confirming that they were involved in smuggling illegal shipments into the Kingdom and the brother was already receiving bribes to ease the entrance of the shipments, while the customs officer, the first defendant, took advantage of his role to allow the cargos inside the country.

Both men were put on trial with the 51-year-old man accused of misconduct and forgery, while his brother was charged with encouraging a public officer to break the rules and smuggle illegal shipments into Bahrain.

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