Dubai Customs foils smuggling of 12.5kg marijuana

The high security sense supported by the most advanced screening technologies enabled Dubai Customs inspectors to thwart smuggling of 12.5 kg of marijuana at Dubai International Airport, which was carried by a passenger coming from an African country to Dubai International Airport.

Inspection officers at the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport were able to identify the suspicious bags after they passed the x-ray machines, which reveal abnormal density in the two bags.

The bags then were searched manually and the marijuana, which was hidden skilfully in the inner lining of the bags, was discovered and seized.

Two plastic bags that contained 2.9kg and 2.7kg of marijuana were hidden in the first bag, and the second bag had two bags that contained 3.4kg and 3.5kg of marijuana, with a total weight of 12.5kg.

The operation started when one of the inspection officers suspected the luggage of a passenger coming on a trip from an African country. At the inspection area, the passenger was asked if he has anything to disclose, but he said there was nothing to disclose.

The bags, then, were searched manually and the narcotics were seized.


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