Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle 10kg of narcotic opium at Cargo Village
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, January 12 - 2013 at 12:15
- PRESS RELEASE
Dubai Customs inspectors at the Cargo Village have successfully foiled a bid to smuggle amount of narcotic opium cleverly hidden within contents of two parcels coming from an Asian country in their ways to another Western country.
He pointed out that during the routine Customs inspection, officers suspected in the contents of the parcels and ordered the manual inspection.
Consequently, after the manual inspection the inspectors put a hand on a dark brown substance with the characteristics of narcotic cleverly hidden inside the lady handbags in a solved liquid form professionally saturated underlay.
Accordingly, the Mobile Lab and Customs K9 Unit were called to examine a sample from the detected substance. The tests reports positively proved the substance narcotic opium. After the dubious substance was extracted from the bag, it was reported to weigh 9.9kg.
Ahmed bin Lahej emphasized that as according to the joint cooperation and coordination between Dubai Customs and Anti- Narcotics Unit of the Dubai General Police HQ, the shipment was referred to the Unit so that necessary actions will be followed.
Ahmed bin Lahej asserted that Dubai Customs will continue its efforts to combat against illegal entry of drugs and harmful substances which internationally prohibited and this will be in line with Dubai Customs strategy of combating against all types of illicit goods that might affect the security and stability of the community because the potential risks of these substance are disastrous to human health and economy irrespective to their entry to the local use or in transit to other nations via Dubai, alluding to the high sense alert of Dubai Customs inspectors and their keenness on enhancing the position of Dubai and UAE worldwide.
Accumulated expertise of the Customs inspectors through the continual training courses they join always alert high sense of inspectors to suspect in the contents of the shipment and lead them to thwart the infiltration attempt. The Customs team inspectors are also provided with latest equipment facilitation that help them accomplish Customs inspection operations, underlying that Dubai Customs is the first front-line defender for the community, security and safety.
Ahmed bin Lahej stressed on the importance of continual cooperation between entirely different related Security authorities and all sectors of the community, ascertaining that this cooperation will contribute to widely enhance the image of Dubai and UAE until fully be a secured and safe destination aiming to essentially involve the community to be part of the efforts in thwarting entry of such toxics.
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