Maait called on the customs officials to continue their duties and facilitate the procedures in a way that beefs up investments.

Meanwhile, Head of the Customs Authority Al-Shahat Ghatouri said tightening control over the ports contributed to reducing smuggling, protecting the national industry and Egyptian society from the entry of dangerous goods.

Ghatouri pointed out that starting from March till the end of April, about 2,813 smuggling attempts were foiled, adding the total fees and fines reached LE 558.45 million.