Baku, July 26, AZERTAC
Dubai Customs has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 800,000 amphetamine-type stimulant Captagon pills into the country in a special seizure called ‘International Day Against Drugs Operation’, according to Gulf News.
The drug haul was found concealed in the fuel tank of a boat shipment coming to the Port of Jebel Ali.
It all started when Customs Intelligence officers became suspicious of an inbound shipment to Jebel Ali Port that was flagged by the Risk Engine system as a high-risk container consignment from an Arab country.
A team was formed from the Special Tasks staff of the Customs Intelligence Department and inspection officers at Jebel Ali Customs Inspection Centre to carefully track down the movement of the shipment. Upon scanning the container using the Advanced Container Scanning System, an abnormal density was observed and with the help of the Customs K-9 Dog unit – the illegal Captagon pills were uncovered.
In the presence of the concerned importer, the team in-charge dismantled the fuel tank to find a large number of transparent bags printed with an ‘L’ brand. The bags contained a total of 800,000 Captagon pills with a street value of Dh3 million.
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