Customs Foils Drug Trafficking Attempt from Saudi Arabia
Director of Land Ports of the Customs Affairs announced the foiling of the trafficking of narcotics suspected to be Hashish and captagon pills.
Bahrain's Non-Oil Exports Reached 248 Million Dinars in February
Bahrain's total non-oil exports amounted to 248 million dinars in February, annual data of the Customs Affairs Authority showed.
First Entry Points of Trucks through King Fahd Causeway to be implemented on Jan.1, 2019
President of Customs in Bahrain Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that the implementation of the first entry points of trucks through King Fahd Causeway will be on first of January 2019.
Royal Decree Appointing Abdulla Hamad Al-Kubaisi as General Director for Inspection and Customs Security
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decree 43/2018 appointing a General Director in the Customs Affairs at the Ministry of Interior.
Government Agrees on Reorganizing Customs Affairs
The Council of Ministers agreed on reorganizing customs affairs in the Interior Ministry. This means restructuring and renaming public administrations and departments in a way that achieves work flow and prevents overlapping of functions and powers.
Customs: E-Payment Surges 181 Percent in a Month
Bahraini Customs Affairs recorded considerable rise in electronic payments through the billing system, which increased 181% in January compared to December.
Customs Employee Sentenced to One Year in Prison on Charges of Forgery
First High Criminal Court sentenced a customs employee to one year in prison on charges of falsifying documents sent to the Civil Service Bureau.
Customs President: Fast Track to Finish Customs Measures between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Activated
Customs President Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that based on the continuous cooperation and coordination with Saudi customs, the fast track was activated to end all customs procedures for exports of top 10 companies of national goods in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
NAO: Customs Exceeded Budget by 2.76 Million BD
The National Audit Office report for the years 2016-2017 said that the actual expenditures for approved recurrent expenditure budget for customs affairs for 2016 exceeded the budget by 2,766,271 million BD.
Customs: “Weed” and “Paan” Most Smuggled Goods into Bahrain
Customs President Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that most confiscated goods in one of its borderlines are drugs, especially weed, in addition to “paan”, which is banned in Bahrain.
MoI: Bahrainis’ Passports Withdrawn for Bearing Unofficial Stamps
Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that passports of some Bahrainis had been withdrawn as they arrived in the country since they had the stamps of unauthorized bodies. The passports had therefore lost their official status and could not be used, he said.