x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Cannabis intercepted at Dubai customs

A man has been arrested by police in Europe after Dubai customs officers intercepted a 2kg cannabis shipment.

A man has been arrested by police in Europe after Dubai customs officers intercepted a 2kg cannabis shipment. The package, which arrived in the city from Africa en route to the unnamed European country, raised suspicions when it passed through an X-ray machine as part of a routine inspection at Dubai Cargo Village. Customs officers opened the box and found the drugs hidden inside a series of packages wrapped in a parcel of sponge and plastic.

Sniffer dogs inspected the hidden items and indicated the packages contained cannabis. These findings were then confirmed by a mobile testing unit. Officials told police in the country where the package was headed, and those authorities arrested a person in connection with the inquiry. "The security agencies reported that [the suspect] has been involved in two previous cases of trading in heroin," according to a statement from Dubai Customs.

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