News Briefs

  10/15/2013, Cheshvan 11, 5774

Comptroller: Serious Obstacles in War on Smuggling

In a report which was published today (Tuesday), the State Comptroller presented a series of operational problems found which are preventing the authorities success in fighting smuggling operations, including drug smuggling.

The Comptroller inspected Customs procedures at Ben Gurion Airport geared to prevention, against the last inspection report which was released four years ago.

Lack of proper investigative training, no coordination between the Tax Authority and other departments, or in dealing with minors, has put big obstacles to progress in the fight against smuggling.