UAE | Crime

Dubai Customs seize sex toys ordered online

Suspect made to sign undertaking not to import illegal items

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 December 2, 2010
  • Gulf News

Dubai: A woman who allegedly ordered sex toys online was questioned by Dubai Customs about bringing illegal items to the country.

The expatriate woman, who allegedly tried to bring the sex toys through a courier company after she ordered them online, was asked by Dubai Customs at the airport to sign an undertaking that she will not order such toys again or face legal action.

The items were seized by the customs at the airport.

The woman said that she had ordered through a website different kinds of sex toys. The woman said she had paid online Dh300 using her credit card for one toy.

Dubai Customs officials said that such sex toys are prohibited in the UAE. The officials said that bringing in sex toys is forbidden.

"Such toys are illegal here and those who bring them could face legal action," an official said. The suspect said she was not aware that sex toys are prohibited in the country.

She said that the website processed her order and she was not forewarned of any illegality.

A spokesman at the courier company said that sometimes people order prohibited items such as sex toys. "In such cases we show on the baggage that it contains illicit items in the delivery country," the spokesman said.

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