Dubai Customs foils smuggling of 5 million tablets

Dubai Customs seized 5 million tablets in a container carrying machinery and spare parts from an Arab country. The container was followed through the ports of a number of countries until it reached the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, where the team took action to target the container after Anja


Dubai Customs seized 5 million tablets in a container carrying machinery and spare parts from an Arab country.

The container was followed through the ports of a number of countries until it reached the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, where the team took action to target the container after the completion of customs declaration procedures.

In spite of the camouflage of smugglers by covering the banned substances with "carbon fiber" to prevent detection by means of radiographs, Dubai Customs inspectors were able to find the narcotic pills after the dismantling of the suspect pieces. The initial examination of these pills by the mobile laboratory showed that they were About 5 million tablets and a total weight of about 500 kg, the amount of narcotic pills seized by the administration since the beginning of 2018 to about 15 million pills?


"All customs administrations in the department work as an integrated system to protect our society from illegal trade and thwart all attempts to smuggle drugs. Dubai Customs has been able to deal effectively with the smuggling of this large quantity of narcotic pills thanks to vigilance and security sense," said Ahmed Mahbub Musabah, Director of Dubai Customs. Advanced customs inspection officers and cooperation and full coordination between customs departments in combating the smuggling of prohibited materials "

REF: https://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/accidents/2019-01-12-1.1171950