Dubai Customs & Japan in Mega Containership Drugs Bust
Dubai Customs has discovered and blocked US$310 million of methamphetamine from entering Japan in a joint operation with Japanese Customs officials.
The huge bust, in which 700 kilograms of methamphetamine powder was discovered within a cargo ship originating from an Asian country and bound for Japan.
The successful operation led to the apprehension of both the cargo ship and the illicit substances at Tokyo port.
This seizure stands as the second-largest drug confiscation ever made in Japan.
Dubai Customs said in a press release: "This successful joint effort is part of Dubai Customs' ongoing support to combat drug trafficking globally.
"[Our] commitment to confronting customs risks and curbing smuggling has earned international acclaim."
HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, the Director General of Dubai Customs and the CEO of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, emphasized the strategic relationships and strong collaboration that Dubai Customs maintains with customs authorities worldwide.
He highlighted the primary objective of these partnerships, which is to enhance cooperation across various customs sectors, facilitating increased trade volume and addressing security concerns by effectively combatting cross-border crimes.
Finally, Musabih underscored Dubai Customs' significant global role in this domain and highlighted their proactive assistance to numerous countries in intercepting substantial quantities of illicit drugs.
This noteworthy contribution not only reinforces Dubai's global reputation in safeguarding communities from such a grave threat but also strengthens its position on the global competitiveness indexes.