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Dubai Customs assists Japanese authorities in intercepting $310 million methamphetamine cargo

DUBAI, 2nd July, 2023 (WAM) — Dubai Customs has assisted Japanese customs authorities in intercepting a big amount of illicit medication. Up to 700 kilogrammes of “methamphetamine” powder, valued at roughly US$310 million, had been hid inside a cargo ship originating from an Asian nation and certain for Japan.

The profitable operation led to the apprehension of each the cargo ship and the unlawful medication at Tokyo Port. This seizure stands because the second-largest drug confiscation ever made in Japan.

This profitable joint effort is a part of Dubai Customs’ ongoing assist to fight drug trafficking globally. Their dedication to confronting customs dangers and curbing smuggling has earned worldwide acclaim. The efforts of the UAE port authorities safeguard communities and youth from the detrimental results of illicit substances.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and the CEO of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, emphasised the strategic relationships and powerful collaboration that Dubai Customs maintains with customs authorities worldwide. He highlighted the first goal of those partnerships, which is to reinforce cooperation throughout numerous customs sectors, facilitating elevated commerce quantity and addressing safety considerations by successfully combatting cross-border crimes.

Musabih underscored Dubai Customs’ vital world function on this area and highlighted their proactive help to quite a few international locations in intercepting substantial portions of medication. This noteworthy contribution not solely reinforces Dubai’s world repute in safeguarding communities from such a grave risk, but additionally strengthens its place on the worldwide competitiveness indexes.

Dr. Khaled Al Mansouri, Director of the Customs Intelligence Department at Dubai Customs, expressed his pleasure on the efficient intervention by Japanese customs authorities in foiling a drug smuggling operation at Tokyo Port, due to the knowledge offered by Dubai Customs. He emphasised that Dubai Customs stays devoted to intelligence-driven efforts in combating drug trafficking, with the final word aim of fostering a society free from the scourge of narcotics.

Source: WAM