Dubai Customs Intercepted A Wooden Ship Trying To Smuggle In Over 200 Kg Of Hashish Into The Country


Dubai Customs carried out a ground-breaking operation dubbed Wheelhouse, on a suspicious wooden ship that arrived at the harbour

The Dubai Customs taskforce, Siyaj, (which is the first integrated control system in the world comprising of sophisticated AI technologies, rapid intervention teams that work 24/7, electric vehicles, drones, and a K9 sniffing dog unit), conducted operation Wheelhouse with the help of state-of-the-art Periscope technology.

This new technology is designed for examining confined spaces and provides high resolution images in darkness. In this case, it aided in intercepting the smuggling of 234.68 kilograms of narcotics (which have been specified to be hashish) at the Dubai Creek and Deira Wharfage Customs Center.

On raised suspicions after the ship’s arrival, Siyaj immediately subjected the vessel to a thorough inspection leading to the discovery of the contraband inside the ship’s wheelhouse.

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Statements from Dubai Customs

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World Group, and Chairman of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, reiterated Dubai’s pledge to safeguard its community by combating drug smuggling.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, ensured to congratulate the customs officers that successfully carried out Operation Wheelhouse for their excellent abilities in drug detection and body language analysis, and further reinforced Dubai’s global position in safe and legitimate trade.

Dubai Customs to drug smugglers out there:


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