Dubai helps Japan intercept $310 million drug shipment


Dubai Customs assisted Japanese authorities in intercepting a significant quantity of illicit drugs.

Up to 700 kg of "methamphetamine" powder, valued at nearly $310 million, were concealed within a cargo ship originating from an Asian country and bound for Japan.

The successful operation led to the apprehension of both the cargo ship and the drugs at Tokyo Port.

It was the second-largest drug confiscation ever made in Japan.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs and the CEO of the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, emphasised the strategic relationships and strong collaboration that Dubai Customs maintains with customs authorities worldwide.

He highlighted the primary objective of these partnerships, which is to enhance cooperation across various customs sectors, facilitating increased trade volume and addressing security concerns by effectively combatting cross-border crimes.

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