Dubai Customs inspectors at the Cargo Village seized 2.7kg of marijuana in a parcel crossing through Dubai in transit between two Asian countries.
Saeed Ahmed El Tayer, Director of the Department of Air Customs Centres in Dubai Customs, disclosed that the parcel sender attempted to hide the narcotic drug between clothing items (trousers and a jacket). When the parcel was passing through the x-ray device, it reflected abnormal density in this particular parcel. The inspector’s suspicions required a manual search of the parcel and its contents. During the manual search, a plastic sack filled with herbal seeds was detected inside the parcel. Dogs, which were used for the search, reacted to the cargo. An examination of the seeds conducted by the Dubai Customs’ Mobile Laboratory confirmed that the seeds are indeed marijuana.