Dubai Customs has foiled a drug smuggling operation involving 662kg of different types of narcotics.
It is considered the biggest haul seized at the coastal borders.
An intelligence report about a shipment in a dhow, flagged as ‘very high risk’, was received by the customs operations room at the Sea Customs Center Management.
When the vessel was it reached the port, it was searched thoroughly with the help of a K9 unit. The authorities also utilized of endoscopic inspection technology.
The drugs were concealed skillfully in a secret stash in the vessel, the authorities said.
The seized drugs contained 306.44 kg of crystal meth, 201.44kg of opium and cannabis, and 122.72kg of narcotic pills and psychotropic substances and 32.62kg of heroin.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs said: “As part of our strategic role in protecting the society, we stand firm and alert against any smuggling attempts through different borders. This new seizure is an example of how efficient our people work in these difficult times in which we face the spread of the COVID-19.”