Dubai Customs made 179 different seizures in first half of 2019

Dubai Customs handled almost 4 million passengers at terminal 1 during H1 2019
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Dubai Customs dealt with 3.9 million passengers and 7.2m bags at Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) terminal one during the first half of this year.

An average of 40,000 bags were checked daily, while it was revealed that officers at terminal one made 179 different seizures over the period, including four marijuana seizures.

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The figures were announced by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, during a recent tour of DXB.

He said: “There are many smart services and applications that noticeably streamlined travel experience in the airport, including iDeclare. The application enables passengers to declare their belongings if needed in only five minutes, rather than 25 minutes, and the Smart Bag Inspection System, which detects suspicious luggage effectively.”

DXB cemented itself as the busiest airport for international travellers for the fifth year in a row in 2018, handling 89.1 million passengers.

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