Dubai: Dubai Customs inspectors at Cargo Village Customs Centre have seized 52 fake passports which were intended to be smuggled into the country.

Hamed Rasheed, Director of Air Customs Centres Management at Dubai Customs, said that the parcels that contained personal and commercial items, as stated in their declarations, went through regular clearance procedures. Customs inspectors became suspicious of their content after they had underwent the document analysis test. X-ray images indicated the presence of internationally significant official documents.

He stressed the continued efforts of Dubai Customs to detect such crimes that jeopardise national security, in line with the department’s strategic vision with respect to protecting community members locally and worldwide.