Dubai Customs busted a major drug trafficking operation, seizing 76.31kg of narcotics at Hamriya Port.
In 2020, Dubai external trade made Dhs1.182 trillion, and the weight touched 100 million tonnes. Last year, exports grew 8% to Dhs167b despite the hard challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19. Imports reached Dhs686b and re-exports totaled Dhs329b.
The Airport’s customs inspectors were checking the traveller’s luggage when they found bags of cereal, with marijuana bags hidden inside and wrapped in tin foil. The drugs weighed 11 kilos and 940 grams in total.
In its initial phase, the Excellence Cards will be given to 15 major national and international companies that won 4- and 5-star ratings in the fourth edition of the Taqdeer Award in 2020 as well as the 50,000 workers of these companies.
Around 68kg of “black magic” contraband were seized by Dubai Customs between 2018 and 2020, successfully thwarting 35 smuggling attempts through Dubai Airport.
Following Dubai Customs strategic plan in 2021, which aims to build competencies and enhance the skills and experience of its human resources, the Customs Training centre at Dubai Customs organised 160 training workshops in Q1, 2021.
Registration of bidders starts on May 23, and the bidding process kicks off at 08:00am on Sunday (May 30), and continue for five days only. The selling of licensing plates in this auction is subject to a 5 per cent VAT.
Dubai Customs received information about a shipment of counterfeit petroleum jelly “Vaseline” coming from an Asian country, and with the help and coordination with the Intelligence Department, it set a plan to seize it.
Dubai Customs showcased its leading smart initiatives for Expo 2020 during its participation in the Liaison Officer meeting for securing Expo 2020. Dubai Police organised the event in cooperation with local strategic partners.