Sharjah Customs Thwarts Infiltration Attempt: Two Concealed in Tiny Iron Boxes Under SUV

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, the director of Terminals and Border Points Affairs at SPCFZA, expressed the authority's top concern regarding infiltration, emphasizing that the nation's progress makes it an attractive target for specific individuals

In a daring attempt to breach the security of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), two infiltrators tried to cross into the country hidden within tiny iron boxes installed under the rear trunks of two SUVs.

The Sharjah Ports, Customs, and Free Zones Authority (SPCFZA) successfully foiled this audacious infiltration bid, highlighting the vigilant efforts of the UAE authorities in safeguarding the nation.


The incident, though not disclosing the specific customs terminal where the infiltrators were apprehended, underscores the constant threat faced by the UAE due to its substantial economic and developmental progress.

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, the director of Terminals and Border Points Affairs at SPCFZA, expressed the authority’s top concern regarding infiltration, emphasizing that the nation’s progress makes it an attractive target for specific individuals.

A video shared by the SPCFZA reveals the meticulous efforts of customs officers as they break open the rear bumpers of the vehicles involved in the smuggling attempt.


Inside the cramped 2-foot boxes concealed beneath the vehicles, the infiltrators were discovered tightly squeezed, with barely any space to move around.

The gravity of the situation becomes apparent as it is unveiled that the infiltrators lacked any accompanying documents.


The drivers of the vehicles, accomplices in this illicit endeavour, and infiltrators have been referred to the relevant legal authorities for further investigation and appropriate action.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the constant challenges faced by authorities in maintaining the security of the nation’s borders.

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi emphasized the ongoing commitment of Sharjah Customs to combating smuggling attempts across ports.

The department employs a sophisticated system designed to thwart all types of smuggling. It reflects a proactive approach to countering individuals and criminal networks aiming to compromise the security of the nation and its citizens.

The UAE’s remarkable economic and developmental progress has made it a prime target for those seeking to exploit vulnerabilities.

The incident at hand showcases the effectiveness of the security measures implemented by Sharjah Customs, preventing the successful execution of a smuggling attempt that could have had severe consequences for the nation.

This event underscores the need for continuous vigilance and the utilization of advanced security systems to stay one step ahead of those attempting to breach the country’s borders.

The UAE’s commitment to safeguarding its citizens and maintaining its national security remains unwavering, as demonstrated by the swift and effective response of the Sharjah Ports, Customs, and Free Zones Authority in thwarting this infiltration attempt.


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

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