Dubai airport customs authorities arrested an Asian businessman after he tried to smuggle nearly six kg of crystal meth drugs into the emirate on the New Year Eve, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Customs men suspected the businessman just after he arrived in the airport and asked him to open his baggage for search, Emarat Alyoum said.
Scanning of his two bags showed a white crystal substance was concealed in secret part of the bags, the paper said.
When they opened the plastic bags, they found around 2.95 kg of the drugs, known as Methamphetamine, in the first bag, and 2.8 kg in the second bag.
“The main told investigators that the two bags belong to a man residing in Dubai. He was handed over to the anti-drug squad authorities along with the name of the other person,” the paper said, quoting Ali Al Maqhawi, director of the Dubai airport customs operations.