Dubai Customs handles 12m passengers

The first half of the year has been so busy for the Dubai Customs’ passenger operations department at the Dubai International Airport.

Official records showed that the emirate’s oldest department has dealt with around 12 million passengers in the first six months of this year. According to a senior official, they have checked about 18 million bags coming through 39,000 flights.

Ibrahim Al Kamali, director of passenger operations at the Dubai Customs, said they have also made 360 seizures of banned and prohibited goods and narcotics over the same period. “We have also processed up to 6,500 customs transactions.

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