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Woman Arrested in Dubai with 4.25kg Marijuana in Car Engine Filter

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Dubai Customs made a significant interception at Dubai Airports, halting an attempt to smuggle 4.25 kilograms of marijuana by a female African traveller. The illicit substance, cleverly concealed within compartments of a car engine air filter, was detected during a routine inspection by vigilant customs inspectors.

The interception unfolded when customs officials grew suspicious of the contents within the traveller's luggage. Upon closer examination, they uncovered hidden compartments, leading to a thorough search that ultimately revealed the illegal stash of marijuana.

Following the discovery, authorities swiftly apprehended the traveller and confiscated the contraband. Both the suspect and the seized narcotics were handed over to the Dubai Police General Directorate for Narcotics Control to initiate legal proceedings.

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Khaled Ahmed, Acting Director of the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai Customs, underscored the agency's unwavering commitment to protecting the community from the scourge of illegal substances. He recounted the meticulous efforts of a customs officer who, during a routine shift, flagged the suspicious luggage from an inbound flight originating from an African country. This timely alert prompted swift action, culminating in the interception and seizure of the narcotics.

Ahmed emphasized that Dubai Customs remains steadfast in its mission to combat illicit activities and uphold the law, ensuring the safety and security of Dubai's residents and visitors alike.

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