Bahrain foils e-cig smuggling

Customs officers in Bahrain have foiled an attempt to smuggle e-cigarettes into the country, according to a note from the Kingdom Of Bahrain Information Affairs Authority.

Customs Chief Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was quoted as saying that seizure of the products had been made by customs officers at the Containers Control Department at Khalifa bin Salman Seaport’s Sea Exits Customs Directorate.

Shaikh Mohammed said the officers had found “dismantled electronic cigarettes” while examining a container from an unnamed Asian country, otherwise containing a variety of household goods, mobile accessories and car batteries.

The seized items were said to have comprised “684 cases, 999 chargers, 698 electric wires, 903 filters, 100 pieces of tobacco types and 185 batteries.”