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The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, represented by the General Administration of Customs, in coordination with the Fujairah Customs Department, foiled the smuggling of banned dairy products into the country of worth 25,239,000 Dhs (25 million Dhs) via the port of Fujairah.
They also arrested people of Arab and Asian nationalities who had tried to bribe a customs officer, by offering him 280,000 Dhs.
The seizure of the smuggled goods was carried out in collaboration with relevant authority partners after a report was received of 14 suspicious containers at Fujairah Port.
Through joint coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs and local authorities in Fujairah, the target containers were detected using advanced inspection devices, backed up by the expertise and professionalism of the inspection staff of the customs.
Ahmed Abdullah Bin Lahej Al Falasi, Acting Director General of Customs at the Authority, said protecting the community and enhancing its security is one of the Authority’s strategic objectives, as part of the adoption of inspection systems and risk management related to the activities of the customs service. , to facilitate exchanges.
Rashid Hammad Al Hafeeti, chief executive of Fujairah Customs, said the operation was carried out after information was exchanged between the authority and the parties involved. The smuggled goods were seized in coordination with the Fujairah Police and the Fujairah Port Authority under judicial seizure procedures until the completion of court and customs procedures.