Crystal meth found in lining of alleged smuggler's luggage
An air passenger was arrested at Dubai International Airport after allegedly trying to smuggle crystal meth into the emirate in a false lining of a hold-all.
Dubai Customs officers stopped the Asian man, who they believe was a drugs mule, at Terminal 2.
Ali Al Maghawi, Director of Airport Operations at Dubai Customs, said the passenger looked confused and unstable when he arrived at the airport, which aroused the suspicions of officers.
He said: “As the passenger approached the customs check point at Terminal 2, the inspector asked him to place his luggage on the counter for inspection and to be scanned by the baggage screening device, which showed an abnormal density in the periphery of the bag.
“By removing the edges, a plastic bag containing a snow-colored substance was found. Afterwards, the substance was declared to be narco-crystals, weighing nearly 3.75kg.”
Al Maghawi added: “When Dubai Customs investigators questioned the passenger, he stated that the bags he was carrying with him belonged to another person of the same nationality, who is now in his country.
“The narcotics were supposed to be delivered to another country in East Asia. A seizure report was issued and the passenger, along with the contraband and the investigation report containing information about the accomplice, were transferred to the General Department of the Anti-Narcotics at Dubai Police.”