revealed head of border crossings body Kazem punitive, Sunday, customs revenues before and after the receipt of the Authority functions in ports, while stressing that the body "tightened control" on the main gates in the maritime ports. 

"The customs revenues for the month of June at the port of the southern port of Umm Qasr for 23 days amounted to more than 25 billion Iraqi dinars after the receipt of the Ports Authority functions in ports," he said in a statement received by Alsumaria News, The same port from January 1 of this year until April 30 of it, amounted to more than 22 billion Iraqi dinars, before the start of the Commission on the second of May 2018.
"The sonar that" the sonar in the port of Umm Qasr South has been out of work for nearly 3 years and all the containers go out without examination, "pointing out that" the cost of repair sonar ranging from one thousand to one thousand and a half thousand dollars, but not repaired, The Customs Authority shall pay the inspection fees on the container of 30 thousand dinars. " 

He added that "the rate of containers that go out daily estimated 500 containers multiplied by the wages of inspection estimated 30 thousand container to become the final figure in the year five billion and four hundred million Iraqi dinars, the value of money collected from the Customs Authority without examination," noting that "most traders abstained from To take out their supplies after the Ports Ports Authority received the ports on May 2, 2018 as they carry irregularities, and do not carry an import license or a certificate of origin. "

"We have taken control of the main gates at sea ports and forced all the departments operating there according to the fundamental laws and procedures. We have taken measures to prevent smuggling attempts in all its forms and to limit the violation of the national security of the country. Border ", noting that" these measures come within the framework of an organized and strict led by the Border Ports Authority to prevent cases of administrative and financial corruption in the departments operating outlets. " 

On 14 May 2018, the head of the border crossing authorities, Kazim al-Aqabi, revealed that Iraq is losing billions annually due to the corruption of ports, while confirming the presence of intention to demonstrate in the port of Umm Qasr by some traders and importers.