Dubai Customs finds heroin in air-freighted cargo

X-ray revealed 3.5kg of drugs hidden inside spare auto parts.
NEWS, Aviation


Dubai Customs says it has foiled an attempt to smuggle 3.5kg of heroin into the UAE, which was hidden inside car spare parts.The seizure is believed to be the second in a month in which narcotics were smuggled inside car spare parts.

Omar Ahmad Al Muhairi, senior manager of air cargo operations at Dubai Customs, said inspectors at Dubai Cargo Village were suspicious of a postal parcel coming from an Asian country which contained a carton with four spare parts inside.

An inspector noticed an unevenness in the spare parts when he checked them through the x-ray machine. Further examinations confirmed his suspicions as 3.5kg of heroin powder was found inside the parts.

The case was transferred to the General Department of the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police to take the necessary legal action against the owners of the haul.

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