Doha, Qatar: In coordination with the Permanent Committee of the Abu Samra Border Port, the General Authority of Customs (GAC) has introduced new inspection devices to be used at the Abu Samra border crossing in order to ensure that tourist vehicles passing through the land borders are free of prohibited, radioactive or illegal materials.

The Authority yesterday stated that the new devices are capable of screening 130 cars an hour, at an approximate rate of two minutes per vehicle, adding that they employ Artificial Intelligence to detect hazardous materials banned from entry into Qatar.

Chairman of the General Authority of Customs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Jamal said that the Authority constantly seeks to enhance its capabilities in tightening security and controls over border crossings by using the latest technologies and devices to carry out screening tasks, speed up processes, and providing capacity building training to employees to handle such devices and conduct their tasks effectively.

Recently, the General Authority of Customs upgraded the customs facilities at Abu Samra by dedicating a specific border crossing area to handle tourist vehicle traffic, in addition to modernizing truck inspection platforms and enhancing insurance company digital services.

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