Drugs, guns and voodoo seized

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS -

Dubai Cus­toms has car­ried out more than 3,000 seizures in the first nine months of 2016 – an av­er­age of 11 a day. The force re­leased de­tails yes­ter­day of items that it has con­fis­cated, in­clud­ing nar­cotics, weapons, fake bags, pro­hib­ited medicines, ob­scene con­tent and items used in witch­craft. Ahmed Mah­boob Mus­abih, Di­rec­tor of Dubai Cus­toms, said: “Dubai Cus­toms have car­ried out 3,094 seizures since the be­gin­ning of 2016 un­til Septem­ber. “These seizures have re­flected the ef­fi­ciency of Dubai Cus­toms in­spec­tors in de­tect­ing all smug­gled goods and prevent­ing them from en­ter­ing to the coun­try.” He added: “Dubai Cus­toms has worked to­gether to en­sure that the UAE is a safe and thriv­ing place to live and do busi­ness. “Most of these seizures were made from air cus­toms cen­tres, land borders (en­try and exit points) and ports.” The force said it uses the lat­est tech­nol­ogy, such as its risk en­gine sys­tem that uses in­tel­li­gence to help spot il­le­gal ship­ments, and its Smart In­spec­tion Lab and smart in­spec­tion glasses, which dis­play a con­tainer's cus­toms dec­la­ra­tion, as well as its risk as­sess­ment and x-ray im­ages on the lens.

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