UAE: Drug-Smuggling Attempt Worth Millions Foiled

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The Customs Intelligence Department and Jebel Ali Customs Center in Dubai thwarted an attempt to smuggle 251.2 kg of crystal meth and 6.4 kg of heroin, with an estimated market value of Dh25 million.

The operation was nicknamed “Gear Box”, the illegal drugs were concealed inside used vehicle spare parts. Despite the fact that the drugs were hidden carefully the inspectors uncovered the illegal shipment using a combination of tools including an in-house smart detection system and a canine unit.

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The shipment owner added different types and sizes of spare parts to throw off suspicion and then hid the drugs inside these spare parts. However, the Smart risk engine classified the spare parts shipment as risky thwarting the attempt to smuggle drugs worth millions.

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