Dubai Customs foils attempt to smuggle 3.7kg marijuana disguised in spare parts

Dubai Customs inspection officers at Dubai International Airport terminal 1 have seized 3.7kg of marijuana.

An inbound African passenger arriving from an African country was attempting to smuggle in the drugs by stashing them in a seemingly professional way inside cylindrical vehicle engine air filters.

The customs officers discovered the drugs disguised as auto spare parts when the passenger’s goods were x-ray scanned, which revealed abnormal density in some of the items. Growing suspicious, the inspection officer decided to physically inspect and dismantle the spare parts only to find small rolls skillfully concealed around the air filters.

Upon testing and analysing the substance through the narcotics detector, it turned out to be marijuana totalling 3.7 kilograms.

The suspect was handed over to the relevant authorities for legal action.

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