Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New tool to end smuggling into Dubai

To combat smuggling, customs department has launched a well equipped mobile laboratory, the first of its kind in the UAE, to detect entry of
illegal substances into the country.

The laboratory is equipped with the latest devices and equipment for detecting different kinds of smuggled items including drugs, explosives, and also the hidden spaces used for storing illegal goods, a Gulf News report said.

The laboratory, which was launched last Thursday, is directly linked to Dubai Customs operations room where the computer system receives instant reports and results from the moving laboratory computer, the report said.

The equipment in the laboratory also includes a telescope for examining narrow places, remote and close detection device and external monitoring camera.

The facility so far has been effectively used in detecting drug smuggling at Dubai Cargo Village and has also foiled an attempt to smuggle a shipment of fireworks at Jebel Ali Port.

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