Drugs, guns and voodoo seized
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.