Dubai Customs has discussed using a ‘disruptive product’ for training sniffer dogs to detect explosive. Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Technical Support Department at Dubai Customs met with Rafiq Honas,
Acting on a tipoff, police and coast guard teams carried out an operation on the ship that docked near the coast of Narlidere, close to the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, Anadolu Agency reported.
An Asian passenger thought he could easily smuggle narcotics into Dubai with the resumption of flights after a period of lockdown due to the spread of the Covic-19 pandemic.
He said that he had found gold in one of the sandy areas in the country, so he picked it up and kept it in his possession. He did not report his find to the police.
Dubai Customs thwarted the smuggling of 24-carat gold bars weighing 2.3 kilograms, with a market value of about Dhs485,700, which were with two passengers coming to the emirate through the Dubai International Airport.
The ship, carrying more than 550,000 litres of smuggled fuel, was seized in Gulf waters and escorted to harbour, where it was handed to judicial authorities for the necessary investigations, the agency added.
The Dubai Police foiled two attempts to smuggle drugs concealed in bank notes and a contact lens case.
The seizure of the smuggled products was conducted in collaboration with partners from relevant authorities after a report was received of 14 suspicious containers in Fujairah Port.
Maj. Gen. Al Mazrouei pointed out that as soon as the security information were verified, the Anti-Narcotics Department and the General Administration of Customs-Abu Dhabi formed a joint team to monitor and inspect the suspicious shipment.