Dubai: Dubai Customs has foiled a number of makes an attempt to smuggle objects utilized in black magic like animal skins and blood, talismans, bones, hair and amulets.
In a significant smuggling try, Dubai Customs suspected a bag of a passenger coming from an Arab nation final yr. Officers discovered 4kg of things utilized in black magic like sorcery books, and notes.
In accordance with Khalid Ahmad, director of Passengers Operations Administration at Terminal 1, officers seized objects weighing 68.4kg between 2018 to 2020 in 35 smuggling makes an attempt. He mentioned that Dubai Customs will stand in opposition to anybody making an attempt to smuggle such objects as it’s punishable by the UAE’s regulation. “Items that could be associated with sorcery or black magic are prohibited under a decree by the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee. Attempts to bring these prohibited materials into the country in various ways are considered smuggling in accordance with the unified customs law,” mentioned Ahmad.
He mentioned that confiscated sorcery objects included knives, needles, ampoules filled with animal blood and different liquids, animal hair, bones, items of metallic, rings, and sorcery books. In accordance with article 316 of the UAE’s Penal Code, smuggling black magic objects are topic to jail phrases and tremendous or each punishments.
Ahmad mentioned that 47.6kg of witchcraft objects that might have been used for deception of others had been seized in 2018. One other 12.9kg had been confiscated from passengers in 2019 and seven.9kg final yr. “Well-trained customs officers depend primarily on their skills in reading body language of passengers to detect who might be carrying such items before screening and manually checking luggage,” added Ahmad.
Officers additionally prepare with assist from the Division of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Actions in Dubai. “The confiscated items first store in warehouses and later referred to relevant authorities to be dealt with in proper way.”
Main smuggling operations
In 2018, a girl who got here from an African nation, was caught carrying 10.8kg of black magic objects. In 2019, one other passenger coming from the identical African nation was caught making an attempt to smuggle 8.4kg of objects and books related to black magic.
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