Dubai customs foils drug smuggling bid

Dubai customs foils drug smuggling bidEuropean police nabbed man reportedly carrying 2kg cannabis traced by Dubai customs officers during the routine X-ray inspection at Dubai Cargo Village. The suspicious courier package arrived in Dubai from Africa and desired to send in any unknown European destination. The custom inspector found the packet wrapped in such a way to represent the misleading intentions of the person concerned.

It is due to the consistent coordination with the Anti-Drug Department at Dubai Police Headquarters with their European counterparts, the person was arrested for further interrogation.

The packets of drugs were wrapped in a parcel of sponge and plastic and the Sniffer dogs took no time to trace the suspicious material inside the packets. The custom officials then conducted regular tests at the mobile testing units and found 2 Kilos cannabis wrapped inside the packets.

Mohammed Mater Al Mari, Executive Director of Cargo Operations at Dubai Customs said, "Cooperation in exchanging information in connection with such shipment was made as well with another European capital city to which the drugs shipment was destining, after leaving Dubai and before landing at its final destination where the owner was waiting."

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