Cuban Customs Detects Drug Smuggling

HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban  Customs service detected 17 cases of drug trafficking between January and May this year, Nuviola Moraima Rodriguez, head of the Department of Analysis of that entity told Granma newspaper.

The figure represents 43% of those discovered in 2012. The official said 16 317 kilograms of drugs were seized.

As a result of customs control also detected were 79 cases of people trying to enter the country with weapons, their parts or ammunition, and 457 for trying to bring in “equipment used for ideological subversion”.

According to the customs control official detection has become more complex by the relaxation of the Customs regulations , increased Cuban and foreign travelers, and attempts to smuggle in new forms of drugs into the country, such as the synthetic Cannabinoid.