Dubai Customs’ Collaborative Efforts Thwart 2.8 Tonnes of Narcotics, Earn International Appreciation

Throughout 2023, the agency facilitated tracking over 1,100 international shipments spanning Asia, Europe, and Oceania, a testament to its proactive approach to tackling drug smuggling

Dubai Customs has earned commendation from numerous Customs authorities and diplomatic bodies worldwide for its relentless efforts in combating the global scourge.

The United Arab Emirates’ proactive stance, mainly through Dubai Customs, has led to the interception of a staggering 2.8 tonnes of narcotics across various foreign nations.


Dubai Customs’ success story is rooted in its unwavering commitment to international cooperation and information exchange, resulting in a significant dent in transnational organized crime networks.

Throughout 2023, the agency facilitated tracking over 1,100 international shipments spanning Asia, Europe, and Oceania, a testament to its proactive approach to tackling drug smuggling.

The latest feather in Dubai Customs’ cap comes with the interception of approximately 538 kilograms of pure heroin concealed within a shipment from an Asian country bound for Europe.

This substantial seizure underscores the agency’s vigilance and efficacy in disrupting illicit drug flows that pose grave threats to global security and public health.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, underscored the pivotal role of collaborative efforts in combating drug trafficking.

He emphasized Dubai Customs’ unwavering dedication to fostering stronger ties between the UAE and nations worldwide, recognizing the critical importance of international cooperation in addressing transnational crime.


The success achieved by Dubai Customs reflects not only the agency’s operational prowess but also its adherence to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in carrying out its duties.

Through rigorous enforcement measures and strategic partnerships, Dubai Customs has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the global fight against drug trafficking.

The significance of Dubai Customs’ achievements extends beyond mere statistics; it symbolizes a collective victory in safeguarding communities against the devastating impact of narcotics.

By disrupting drug supply chains and apprehending traffickers, Dubai Customs exemplifies the UAE’s steadfast commitment to upholding international peace and security.

The expressions of gratitude from Customs authorities and diplomatic bodies worldwide serve as a testament to Dubai Customs’ pivotal role in the global anti-drug effort.

The agency’s proactive approach and effective information exchange mechanisms set a gold standard for international collaboration in combating transnational crime.

As the world grapples with the evolving challenges posed by drug trafficking, Dubai Customs stands as a beacon of hope and resilience.

Through its tireless efforts and unwavering dedication, the agency continues to make significant strides in safeguarding societies against narcotics.

Looking ahead, Dubai Customs remains steadfast in its resolve to strengthen partnerships, enhance operational capabilities, and contribute to a safer, more secure world.

The agency’s success reminds us that with collective determination and cooperation, we can overcome even the most formidable challenges.

In the fight against drug trafficking, Dubai Customs has emerged as a shining example of excellence, earning well-deserved accolades and appreciation from the global community.

As the world continues to unite in the battle against illicit drugs, Dubai Customs stands at the forefront, leading the charge towards a brighter, drug-free future for all.


This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed


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