A total of 3.7 kg of marijuana has been seized at the Dubai International Airport terminal 1 recently. The dried cannabis was stashed inside cylindrical vehicle engine air filters by an inbound African passenger arriving from an African country.
According to a WAM report, customs officers discovered the drugs disguised as auto spare parts when the passenger’s goods were x-ray scanned, which revealed abnormal density in some of the items.
When inspected, the inspection officer found inside the spare parts rolls of cannabis.
When tested and analyzed, the substance was found to be marijuana.
“Dubai Customs adopts an integrated series of advanced smart procedures and technologies to address all smuggling attempts, in line with its Strategic Plan 2021-2026. This includes the modernisation and advancement of our inspection systems and passenger luggage screening equipment, coupled with capacity building and raising the efficiency of customs inspectors to better fulfill their duty in protecting and securing borders against the smuggling of illegal substances that endanger society,” Khalid Ahmed, Senior Manager, Passenger Operations Terminal 1, said.