Abu Dhabi border guards seize 3kg of drugs

Inspectors from the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi find narcotics in secret compartment in truck
(Photo: WAM News Agency)
By Staff writer
Wed 10 May 2017 03:37 PM

Inspectors from the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi have foiled an attempt to smuggle three kilograms of narcotics at the Al Ghuwaifat Border.

Working in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Section at Abu Dhabi Police, the customs officers found the narcotic substances hidden in the roof of a truck’s interior, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.

Inspectors subjected the vehicle to a detailed inspection alongside officers from the Abu Dhabi Police Drug Enforcement Section, finding a hidden compartment in the cabin of the truck.

The compartment contained brown bags with a substance suspected of being a narcotic and weighing three kilograms.

Inspectors issued a seizure report, seized the suspected narcotics and transferred the truck driver to the authorities to take the necessary legal action, WAM added.

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Last Updated: Sun 14 May 2017 01:01 PM GST

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