Criminals attempted to smuggle illegal pills hidden in shoes.
The Air Cargo and Private Airports Customs in Qatar thwarted an attempt to smuggle illegal narcotic pills into the country, officials said on Monday.
The illegal substances were found hidden inside the shoe’s sole which were packed in personal cargo. Narcotic drugs, or opioids, are only used for severe pain and can lead to death when they are not used properly for their intended purposes.
The customs authority has been keeping a closer eye on illegal drug smuggling attempts seizing illegal goods on numerous occasions in recent months.
Earlier in October, they foiled a marine drug smuggling attempt of prohibited tobacco at the Hamad Port.
In August alone, the authority recorded a total of successful 557 missions, where they managed to compound large quantities of illegal drugs.