The illegal drugs were concealed inside used vehicle spare parts, which prompted Dubai Customs to nickname the operation 'Gear Box'
Inspection officers of the Sea Customs Centre Management at Jebel Ali Port thwarted the illegal shipment thanks to coordination between different sections coupled with the use of the best technologies.
Customs transactions recorded by Dubai Customs (DC) saw a significant rise of 23 per cent to reach 16 million in 2020, despite the challenging global environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheikh Hamdan’s remarks came during a meeting with Pavel Durov, Founder and CEO of Telegram. Globally headquartered in Dubai, Telegram is valued at more than $20 billion, and has more than 570 million users, out of which 100 million were acquired in January alone.
RoboCafe has been in the works for more than two years, but its launch was delayed from March 2020 due to the pandemic. It finally opened last June, when restrictions in the UAE were relaxed. Customers can place their orders with German-made robots, who then prepare and deliver it straight to their tables.
Dubai Customs launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its employees under the theme 'Your Safety is our Safety'.
Within its efforts to spread a culture of innovation, and as part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month (Feb.21-27 ), Dubai Customs inaugurated the 2nd International Innovation,
Eleanor Paterson, a 61-year-old Australian national living in Perth, became the latest dollar millionaire in Millennium Millionaire Series 343 with ticket number 0353, which she purchased online on Oct.19.
Hotels in the UAE were the world's second busiest after China in 2020 due to government efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, encourage domestic tourism and take measures to accelerate the sector's recovery.
Dubai Customs completed 5 million transactions in Q1 this year, according to latest figures. This is equivalent to double the number of transactions in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, and 20% more than Q1 2020, in which 4 million transactions were completed.