Passenger arrested by Dubai Customs for hiding 3.7kg of Marijuana in spare car parts at Airport

Dubai Customs arrested a passenger for hiding 3.7kg of Marijuana in spare car parts in his baggage at Airport on 09 August 2022, Tuesday.

Dubai Customs arrested a passenger for hiding 3.7kg of Marijuana in spare car parts in his baggage at Airport on 09 August 2022, Tuesday.

During X-Ray, an abnormal density in cylindrical vehicle engine air filters was discovered by Dubai Customs among his goods.

Advertisement

One officer of Dubai Custom inspected the spare parts, and small, skillfully concealed rolls were found around the air filters during the inspection.

Dubai Customs carried out the substance found in rolls for analysis by narcotics detector, which revealed it to be Marijuana weighing around 3.7 kg.

It is said that the passenger from Africa arrived at Dubai airport. The suspect is handed over to relevant authorities.

Khalid Ahmed, Senior Manager at Dubai Customs Terminal 1, said that Dubai Customs had introduced new technology to fight against smugglers and intelligent control systems.

Dubai Customs introduced a modernisation and advanced inspection system, and passenger luggage equipment has also been introduced to promote the safety and efficiency of Dubai Customs and allow them to protect borders and combat smuggling and illegal substances.

Dubai Customs inspectors are regularly trained for the latest tricks and methods to tackle issues such as smuggling and carrying other illegal things by passengers. They are well equipped to detect new drug smuggling attempts, which has led to many successful drug capture.

Advertisement

In June 2022, officers said there were around 1,000 attempts to smuggle drugs into the emirates in the year’s first four months.

Captagon pills, heroin, Crystal meth, Opium and Marijuana were mostly seized types drugs from January to April. A total of 936 attempts were made to smuggle drugs last year, including 222 at the main Airport were obstructed, which was a major increase of 378 from the same year in 2021.

Tariq Saeed

Read More

5.6kg cocaine discovered from lady traveller at Dubai International Airport

The authorities of Customs' inspection staff has held a woman of Latin American nationality, as they seized cocaine of 5.6kg from the lady passenger, at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai entrepreneur feeds hundreds of workers every day during Ramadan since 2014

A Dubai entrepreneur has been feeding hundreds of people every night during the holy month of Ramadan, along with the help of her family and friends.

UAE’s President discusses ongoing energy transition issues with Joe Biden through video conferencing

President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan recently had a brief discussion with the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden; the meeting was held online, video calling between two ministers.

Recent

Aster Volunteers Make Eid Al Fitr Special for Underprivileged Children

Earlier this week, underprivileged children enjoyed a day of entertainment and shopping at Fun City and Max, Oasis Mall. For many, this was a rare chance to indulge and acquire new holiday clothes

Ex-Muslim Activist Salwan Momika Found Dead in Norway Amid Controversy

Momika gained global attention for his unapologetic defence of free speech, notably through the public burning of the Quran, sparking debates on religious freedom, security concerns, and the limits of expression

Saint Lucia Sports Ministry organise 3-Km road race

On December 5, the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports of Saint Lucia organised a 3-kilometer road race for Under 11 and under 13 Category.
admin