Customs arrival check point at Dubai International Airport. For illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

Dubai: A Dubai visitor has been arrested after he was found with nearky 2kg of hashish hidden in a fruit box.

According to the Dubai Court of First Instance, vigilant staff at the arrivals area in Dubai airport caught the 26-year-old Pakistani visitor with the drugs.

Customs officers, who noticed the unusual thickness on the sides of a wooden box containing fruit, searched the box.

“We suspected that there was something amiss in the luggage and searched the fruit box. We then found the hashish,” said a 24-year-old Emirati official in records.

Dubai Public Prosecution charged the defendant with possessing and smuggling illegal drugs.

The next hearing has been scheduled for February 11.