Dubai Seizes 56kg of Drugs in Q1 2021

  • Publish date: Sunday، 25 April 2021
Dubai Seizes 56kg of Drugs in Q1 2021

Figures released by Dubai Customs for in Q1, 2021 showed that the Passenger Operations Department completed 8,900 customs declarations and thwarted the smuggling of 56kg of narcotics and 3,951 narcotic pills. In the same period , the department made 294 seizures (24 customs seizures and 180 criminal seizures).

The department also dealt with 7,417 inbound flights in Q1, 2021, with 2 million passengers onboard and 4 million bags.

"We adopt the best and most advanced technologies and AI applications. These include iDeclare application, which enables passengers declare their belongings reducing time needed to complete customs routine to less than 4 minutes. The application is available on Apple Store and Google Play.” said Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department.

"We have raised the number of inspection officers to 822 inspectors, supported by 77 screening systems (58 systems for bigger baggage and 19 devices for handbags.) "We made different types of seizures during the first quarter, which reflects the inspectors’ vigilance, discipline and professionalism. The seizures included 11.9kg of marijuana and 9.6kg of cocaine." Kamali added.

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