Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity

Dubai Customs Announces 134 Drug Seizures in Dubai Airports in 1st quarter of 2018

Dubai Customs Announces 134 Drug Seizures in Dubai Airports in 1st quarter of 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity

Dubai – 30 April 2018: Dubai Customs announced that the number of drug seizures in Dubai Airports in first quarter of 2018 is 134. Weight of seized drugs was 119.6 kg compared to 3.8 kg in the same period in 2018, which means an increase of 115.8 kg. 

Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in protecting society and preventing drugs from entering the UAE based on the latest and most advanced technologies and the high level of skills and experience of its staffs. 

Ibrahim Al Kamali, director of passenger operations at Dubai Customs said the biggest seizure using the smart inspection system was 25.5 kg of marijuana that were concealed in a passenger’s bag. The new system has thwarted a number of other seizures as well including one seizure of 10kgs of marijuana and another one of 5.4 kgs of marijuana.  A total of 41kgs of marijuana has been seized since the implementation of this new smart system last March.  

Al Kamali pointed out that cooperation at a federal level is very important to maximize efficiency in protecting the UAE from the perils of drugs following the directives of the wise leadership. 

Al Kamali pointed out that services provided are of very high quality and represent Dubai in a good way being a preferred destination for business and tourism. 'There are certain procedures that were taken in the three airport terminals that help towards a smoother flow and passenger traffic without compromising the security side.'  

On his part, Khalid Ahmed, Head of Terminal (1) operations said the Smart Inspection System has remarkably raised inspection performance which led to more seizures. 

 


Previous in Government, Legal & Humanity

Next in Government, Legal & Humanity


Home >> Government, Legal & Humanity Section

Latest Press Release

Dubai's DESC & Choueifat and Sharjah's Al Maarifa Crowned Champs of du Football ...

Human Appeal International in Ajman Announces Ramadan Campaign “Your Giving is t ...

dnata strengthens long-term support to Dubai Cares by embedding fundraising acti ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise signs strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Abu ...

Amanat AGM approves dividends distribution for the fourth year in a row

Protect Your Hair Against the Effects of Desalinated Water With Vierro's Water P ...

Pamper your mum for a whole week with exclusive Mother's Day offers at The Point ...

Freshness guaranteed by Cathay Pacific

Abu Dhabi Airports Supports Operation Smile UAE

AnadoluJet expands its international flight network with Erbil.

Emicool introduces new logo to achieve strategic objectives, reflect efforts in ...

Companies Ready to Battle at Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge

alfanar and Huawei partner to bring greener power solutions to Saudi Arabia

Dubai Investments Park holds symbolic ghaf tree planting ceremony with Dubai Lan ...

Qasr Al Watan Library Welcomes Visitors at Qasr Al Watan Palace

UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

ADEK: 36 per cent increase in student participation for ADEK's lema? programme

40 tons of live honey bee land at Ras Al Khaimah Airport for the first time in 2 ...

Print Power | Marks & Spencer