Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. This week, Sharjah Customs recently seized an illegal shipment of crystal methamphetamine, weighing 123kg. The shipment, which was coming through a sea port, was hidden at the bottom of a refrigerated container loaded with fruit and vegetables coming from another Asian country.
Sharjah Customs inspectors became suspicious about the fruit when they detected traces of welding on the floor. Upon further investigation, inspectors discovered five steel boxes containing the drugs.
Ali Saeed Mattar Alneyadi, the Commissioner of Customs and Chairman of the Federal Customs Authority, has praised the work of Sharjah Sea Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority in combatting drug smuggling through the country’s ports and their roles in protecting the society from hazardous substances.