A smart 3D CT scanning system will be part of Dubai Customs’ new sophisticated inspection process as the customs department tightens control on cargo movements across all the Dubai ports and terminals.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division at Dubai Customs launched the new device at Umm Al Ramool post office.
“The advanced technology incorporated in this new device will be a turning point in the inspection field and will significantly support Dubai Customs inspection officers in their work,” said Al Khaja.
He said that the Dubai customs uses 944 inspection systems including six container scanning systems, 24 small shipment scanning systems, 23 drug and explosives detectors, four big shipments scanning systems, and 700 radioactivity detectors, plus 187 communication devices” Al Khaja explained.
“This supports our vision of becoming the leading customs administration in the world supporting legitimate trade, and our mission of protecting the society and sustaining economic development through compliance, facilitation and Innovation,” said Al Khaja.
He added that the Dubai Customs have allocated Dh79 million for systems upgrade for the period between 2018 and 2021.
Eng Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Technical Support Department pointed out that the new smart inspection device is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Dubai Customs inspection officers made 1,628 drug seizures in 2017 compared to 1,347 seizures in 2016.