Dubai Customs, Dubai Police discuss further security cooperation

DUBAI, 16th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Enhancing security cooperation between Dubai Customs and the Dubai Police was the crux of a meeting between Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police.

The meeting covered different issues of cooperation in security and paved the way to a future agreement on different aspects in the fulfilment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

A Dubai Police delegation was also accompanying Al Marri, who toured different facilities at Dubai Customs. They viewed the customs operation room, the first of its kind in the region that controls 500 surveillance cameras in 25 customs entry points in Dubai.

The delegates also visited the Customs Declarations Management, which is in charge of the clearance of all goods around-the-clock using Mirsal 2 system, the smart secure administrative electronic declaration system. The management completed 7.5 million declarations in 2018 and achieved 95 percent in client happiness thanks to its advanced services and facilities including early clearance.

The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors and heads of customs centres.

Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, expressed his happiness at the world-class level Dubai Customs achieved in dealing with different components of the supply chain and how they maintained a high level of security over land, sea and air borders.

"We agreed to put up a comprehensive framework for a future agreement that covers different aspects of cooperation between Dubai Customs and Dubai Police in the realisation of Dubai Plan 2021, 50-Year Charter and the eight principles of governance," said Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed, Mahboob Musabih.

Musabih pointed out Dubai Customs successfully made 2,659 seizures in 2018 which included drugs, and prohibited goods, including a major seizure of five million Captagon pills.