My wife and I recently brought a 20' container load of personal effects to Qatar. When it arrived we found boxes had been opened, contents damaged and thrown around, property removed (which we haven't been able to locate yet). Goods inside opened boxes damaged, smashed and basically tossed around, contents tipped out and strewn around inside boxes. We found bedding (mattress) which was wrapped when it left England unwrapped and dirty when the customs seal was broken on the container. We found that Qatari Customs seem to have focused on boxes containing any liquids (shampoos, creams and so on) and on boxes in which we had CD's/DVDs and books to support teaching work in Qatar schools. Although we have substantial amounts of found clothing missing... have no idea what they would want fake furs and women's clothes for.
I am appalled that anyone could behave like this in this country and can't imagine how this immoral behavior on the part of the people in the port (customs or otherwise)could be justified for any reason. The container was sealed when it left UK.
Does anyone know who we can complain to about this?