Dubai Customs has announced the seizure of 5.715 million Captagon pills. According to the customs authority, the pills were hidden in a foodstuff container arriving into the emirate from an unnamed Arab country at the Jebel Ali and Tecom Customs Centre.
The Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, made an evening tour of the Customs Declaration Management and the Control Room of the Customs Intelligence Department. He confirmed that Part of Dubai Customs’ role is to maintain security and safety through securing the emirate’s borders and entry points and protecting society from the hazards of illegitimate trade. “Serve People” is one of the ten commandments of governance set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In a statement on Sunday, the Authority highlighted what travellers from and to the UAE are allowed and prohibited in terms of luggage, substances, commodities and cash sums.
The new system allows conducting a set of inspections of goods, means of transport, passengers and their luggage, including customs fees, public health, safety and environmental protection, to enhance the protection of ports and raise the performance of customs inspection.
The Union government on Saturday decided to grant full exemption from Basic Customs Duty and health cess on import of oxygen and oxygen related equipment for three months.
The Abu Dhabi Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle 80 wraps containing a green substance suspected to be marijuana, distributed in two bags weighing 40 kilogrammes.
According to investigations, a suspect who does not resides in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi used to come there only at the end of the week to supply the promoter with the drugs.
The items included sports shoes, mobile headphones and computers. They were seized in cooperation with the Intelligence Department after receiving information on suspicious shipments arriving from an Asian country.
The value of Abu Dhabi’s foreign trade in foodstuffs amounted to Dhs7.51 billion during the first five months of 2021, reflecting the Emirate's commercial activity is on a strong wicket.