Dubai Customs takes part in conference on Synthetic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Dubai Customs through its Customs Intelligence Department took part in the regional conference on New Synthetic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances that recently concluded in Abu Dhabi. The two-day conference was organized by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the GCC states.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lieutenant-General Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far opened the conference in the presence of an elite of experts, academics and anti-drug specialists from GCC, Arab countries and UNODC.

Dubai Customs delegates to the conference comprised Mohammed Musabeh Dhahi, senior manager, RILO Office at Customs Intelligence Department; Badr Amine Al Harmoudi, manager, Special Task Section; and Madiha Ismail, Special Task inspection officer.

Dhahi presented a paper on the various techniques and efforts adopted by Dubai Customs in countering the new generation of synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Dubai Customs’ participation also highlighted DC’s operational reference model for processing drug-related transactions using a risk assessment engine to make sure such narcotics do not find their way into the country, which might put the community’s safety and health at stake.