Customs warns passengers for unknown parcels: Travelers will be liable for bags in their possession

Friday, July 6, 2018

Director of Air Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs, Walid Al-Nasser, has called on passengers to check their baggage only, not to accept bags from unknown people saying the passenger will be held legally liable for the bags in his/her possession.

Walid Al-Nasser told that if the passenger carries cash of up to $10,000 or its equivalent in local currency, he must disclose it to the customs officers so as not to be held legally accountable under the law of smuggling or money laundering.

Earlier several cases are reported in Kuwait where Indian passengers coming back from their vacation are caught with banned substances which are handed over to the passengers by unknown person or friends from Indian airport.

The airport uses latest state of the art technology to check the baggage to keep up with the latest technological developments.

It disclosed the suspect bags are tagged with a security tape which is unseen by the passenger. This is done to facilitate other passengers to leave the airport with their baggage without being asked to open.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
@Indian you are talking illlogical i mean there are possibilities and it can not only happen in Kuwait but it can also happen at the airport of departures. I hope you understand what I mean. I know Kuwait more than you and might be stayed their more than u.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Please talk logically. It has happened to me where the Luggage was opened and someone kept Electronic items in my Luggage. the Lock was broken. So dont think Locks cannot be open and dont think no one can keep anything in the luggage.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
@deepak. Please talk something logical. From where will baggage handler get illegal substances from? Why would they do so when they dont even know passengers personally and their baggae? Kuwait is very strict on this, not like our country and since we are residing in Kuwait, we have to respect its laws here. We have come here to work and earn a decent income honestly and not create problems here.

Pawan D
Saturday, July 7, 2018
wrap your baggage with plastic and if possible make some additional another color tape for the marking and sealing of the baggage.

Friday, July 6, 2018
What if baggage handlers breaks the lock of the bag and insert something in the passengers baggage, than who will be held responsible airline or the passenger. Could you pls explain?

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