x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Dubai Customs inspectors attend anti-smuggling course

Dubai Customs inspectors took part in a three-day course as part of efforts to counter the smuggling of animals and plants.

Dubai Customs inspectors took part in a three-day course as part of efforts to counter the smuggling of animals and plants. Courtesy Dubai Customs
Dubai Customs inspectors took part in a three-day course as part of efforts to counter the smuggling of animals and plants. Courtesy Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs inspectors took part in a three-day course as part of efforts to counter the smuggling of animals and plants.

Dr Abdul Wahab Al Madani, director of the Customs Training Centre at Dubai Customs, said the programme was in line with Dubai Customs’ efforts against trading and smuggling of internationally banned flora and fauna, in accordance with the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) agreement, to which the UAE has been a signatory since 1990.

He noted the cause aimed to enhance inspectors’ skills in fight against the smuggling of endangered species. A total of 120 inspectors from Dubai Customs have been trained on CITES since the programme was launched in 2012.

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