Dubai Customs made 1,563 seizures during the first half of 2019.
According to a report from Dubai Media Office, the authority completed 1,306 criminal seizures and 257 customs seizures over the first six months of the year.
Director general of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, revealed that they had dealt with 31 items of luggage for 17.7 million passengers on board 135,000 flights arriving to Dubai International Airport over the period.
Following a tour of terminals 1 and 2 at DXB, he said: “Dubai has invested billions to get the infrastructure of its ports and airports to a very advanced world class level. This hugely benefits the national economy and Dubai trade as part of the emirate’s vision of maintain its status as a unique hub of trade and tourism.
“We keep innovating to help passengers visiting Dubai have a pleasant experience and to save them time and effort.”