Customs officials seize large drug consignment

February 22nd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin  


Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) Customs officials in Dubai have seized a large shipment of narcotic substances into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Dubai International Airport, WAM news agency reported Friday. The drugs - pills of narcotic substance Keptagon - were hidden in a building material shipment from an Arab country. The drugs were packed in 17 large sacks.

The 230,000 pills weighing approximately 40 kg were discovered by the Port Authority’s trained dogs and confiscated by Dubai Customs.

“Had the criminals been able to smuggle this quantity and distribute it throughout the country, our children would have been in real danger,” said Mahbub Ahmad Misbah, executive director, land and airports at Dubai Customs.

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