Dubai Customs Organizes 6 Training Workshops to Fight Smuggling
Dubai Customs Training Center organized 6 training workshops during the first quarter of 2018 as part of its efforts to develop inspectors’ skills in combating smuggling and illegitimate trade. The courses targeted 100 officers who learnt about the latest methods of recognizing different types of drugs and chemical precursors and latest methods of combating smuggling.
Dr Shaikha Al Ghafiri, Director of Dubai Customs' Training Centre said:” Dubai Customs prevents illegitimate trade and smuggling of drugs and all restricted goods as part of its inherent strategy and values in supporting legitimate trade and Dubai as an international trade and tourism hub. For this we train our staff and hone their skills with workshops and courses to enable them better fight smuggling using the latest technologies”.
During 2017, Dubai Customs made 1628 drug seizures compared to 1347 seizures in 2016.
It’s worth mentioning that Dubai Customs has launched the Drug Smart Encyclopaedia, which is the first of its kind worldwide, and includes all types of drugs illustrated by information, images and videos, with examples of different types of seizures, drug prices and ways to tackle drug trafficking.
Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.
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