Dubai foils smuggling of 234kg of hashish in operation ‘Wheelhouse’

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Dubai foils smuggling of 234kg of hashish in operation ‘Wheelhouse’

Dubai Customs has intercepted the smuggling of 234kg of hashish that was shipped to Dubai.

According to Dubai Customs, the narcotics was smuggled through a wooden ship that arrived at the Dubai Creek. Customs officers said the shipment “raised suspicion upon arrival at the harbour” and was subjected to “meticulous inspection” using advanced technology.

“The illicit substances were discovered ingeniously concealed within the ship’s wheelhouse,” Dubai Customs added. Inspectors found more than 80 packs of hashish hidden in the ship’s wheelhouse.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, emphasized the priority of protecting society from hazardous and smuggled substances, while facilitating legitimate trade activities.

Musabih also commended Dubai Customs officers for their “top-notch abilities in drug detection and body language analysis.”

Dubai uses artificial intelligence, periscope technology, drones and canines to proactively detect and prevent the infiltration of prohibited and dangerous materials. ICA/Expat Media


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