Five tonnes of obscene material destroyed

DUBAI - As part of its efforts to stop entry of illegal material into the country, the customs department of the Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation has destroyed a large quantity of magazines, DVDs, books and movies with obscene and pornographic content.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 1 Apr 2003, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:53 PM

Butti Al Thafri, Director of the General Administration for Customs Inspections at the Dubai Customs, said that about five tonnes of illicit material had been destroyed. It included books, magazines and DVDs.

The material was confiscated during routine inspection by customs personnel.

Mr Thafri said that the material was destroyed in accordance with environmental standards set by the PCFC and was supervised by a special committee formed for the purpose, in the 'wastes management' area of the Dubai Municipality in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Mr Al Thafri said that it was one of many measures taken by Dubai Customs to curb the entry of prohibited items into the country.

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