Dubai Customs seizes 2 million narcotics tablets
Dubai, December 21, 2010
Dubai Customs inspectors in Cargo Village have seized more than 2 million tablets of narcotics classified as the top enlisted category.
The consignment came from an Asian country to be delivered to a company unlicensed for importing pharmaceuticals.
Omar Ahmed Aluhairi, senior manager of Dubai Customs Air Cargo Operation, said that during the routine operations of examining bills of entry, the description of the goods in the customs declaration was suspected.
On examination of the contents, inspectors found 27 cartons containing 2.16 million tablets of narcotics totally weighing almost one ton and 235kg.
A sample of the detained goods was referred to the inspector of Ministry of Health who reported that the detained goods is enlisted as the first type of controlled category and the confiscated substance is surely not included within the medical prescription usage. In addition, the importation of such type of drugs is not allowed without a prior approval.
The Ministry of Health inspector said the usage of this drug is prescribed only for a limited dosage and not allowed without a medical prescription.
This medicine, similar to Morphine and Codeine products, is used for relieving slight and hard pains. – TradeArabia News Service