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Dubai Customs logs 2.6m transactions in Q1

Dubai Customs said that customs transactions grew to 2.6 million for the first quarter of the year from 2.4 million in the same period of 2018, marking an 8.5 per cent increase.

If this momentum is kept up, the customs authority is expected to reach 10.5 million transactions by year-end compared to 9.6 million of the previous year, reported state news agency Wam, citing a Dubai Customs statement.

The customs authority also noted that the Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport conducted two drug seizure operations in Q1, the first saw the seizure of 4.4 kg  of heroin, and the other saw 8.6 kg in cocaine seized.

Jebel Ali Customs Center made 35 different seizures, and the Land Customs Centre also foiled a marijuana smuggling attempt, among others, Dubai Customs noted.