Dubai Customs officials at Dubai International Airport have thwarted a woman’s attempt to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of crystal meth into the emirate.
He said that he had found gold in one of the sandy areas in the country, so he picked it up and kept it in his possession. He did not report his find to the police.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.
Abilash was found with 17 live creatures of six species, the authorities said.
The ship, carrying more than 550,000 litres of smuggled fuel, was seized in Gulf waters and escorted to harbour, where it was handed to judicial authorities for the necessary investigations, the agency added.
Six people were charged with conspiring to distribute 1,762 pounds (800 kilograms) of cocaine, and officials also seized 164 pounds of methamphetamine and 3.5 pounds of heroin.
Code-named 'Canne à Sucre', the operation took place on May 5 when the Dubai Police arrested a key member of the criminal syndicate in a synchronised series of raids in France, Spain, and Colombia.
In a proactive operation within the ongoing efforts to enhance the security and safety of the community, the Abu Dhabi Police arrested two Arabs on the charge of attempting to smuggle narcotic pills into a neighbouring country.
A Chinese court on Thursday jailed nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying this was the first such case the two countries had worked together on.
Two men were intercepted outside Karachi trying to smuggle 14 baby monkeys in crates usually used to transport mangos. But when they were brought to court, one of the monkeys escaped — causing chaos as staff tried to tempt it down from a tree.