Over 2 Million tablets of narcotics confiscated

DUBAI - Dubai Customs inspectors in Cargo Village caught more than 2 million tablets of narcotics classified as the top enlisted category. The consignment was being brought from an Asian country to be delivered to a company unlicensed for importing pharmaceuticals.



By (WAM)

Published: Tue 21 Dec 2010, 2:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:57 PM

Omar Ahmed Aluhairi - Senior Manager of Dubai Customs Air Cargo Operation explained: “During the routine operations of examining bills of entry, the description of the goods in the customs declaration was suspected. The consignment was detained until the declarant appeared to release. After tracking the activity, it was tuned out that the declarant got the bill of lading issued from the handling company without processing the customs declaration but only after 10 days. At his appearance, he wanted to re-export the goods by issuing a customs declaration of importation for re-exportation, the suspect was seen very much perturbed. This embarrassing situation led the team to examine the contents at his presence. The inspectors could put hand on 27 cartons containing 2.16 million tablets of narcotics weighing almost one ton and 235kg”.

Inspector of Ministry of Health at the Cargo Village inspected and reported the detained goods is enlisted as the first type of controlled category and the confiscated substance is surely not included within the medical prescription usage, in addition to that, the importation of such type of drugs is not allowed without a prior approval - the implicated company is clearly violated the law and the company at the same time is registered as a General Trading Company but is not licensed to import drugs. Besides, any importation of goods into the county must be on a prior approval from the Ministry of Health in UAE and approval from the exporting country.

On the basis of these details, a seizure report was issued, and legal procedures were taken against the owner of the company and the goods.


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