During the operations carried out by the Customs Enforcement Teams of the Ministry of Commerce at the Habur Customs Gate, a total of 3 mobile phones were seized in 1140 trucks and a car that was sought as suspicious.
In Habr Smuggling and Customs Enforcement Intelligence Directorate carried out by personnel of the risk analysis result, from Iraq to Turkey three t was considered risky. All of the trucks arriving at intervals of a few days were followed up from the moment they entered the customs area and directed to x-ray scanning.
As a result of the X-ray scan, suspicious density was found at the wheel joints of the trucks, called axles. Thereupon, the vehicles were taken to the search hangar and the tires of the trucks were removed to reach the areas where suspicious density was detected.
When the tires were removed, it was seen that three of the wheel joints of the truck trailers were closed by welding. When the closed areas were opened, a total of 1010 mobile phones were seized in three trucks in specially created secret compartments.
On the other hand, a car with a foreign plate was also included in the risk analysis of the Customs Enforcement teams in addition to the trucks in question. Suspicious density was detected in the section where the engine of the car, which was sent to the x-ray device, was located. In order to reach this section, the metal plate next to the engine block of the car was cut by the Customs Enforcement teams. In the secret compartment created here, 130 mobile phones were seized.
As a result of the devoted work of the Customs Enforcement teams, a total of 3 mobile phones with a market value of approximately 500 million 1140 thousand liras and the vehicles used in the transport of these phones were seized in the secret compartments of the vehicles.