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United Arab Emirates: Two illegals hidden in small boxes under vehicles captured at the border – News

Published: Monday, January 8, 2024, 1:53 p.m.

Last update: Monday, January 8, 2024, 16:03

Two infiltrators attempted to cross into the United Arab Emirates in small iron boxes installed under the rear trunks of two SUVs. The Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zone Authority (SPCFZA) foiled the infiltration attempt. The authority did not reveal the customs terminal from where they were apprehended.

X-ray scanners revealed the illegals’ hideouts (Look towards the far left of the image below.):

A video shared by the authority shows officers opening the rear bumpers of the vehicles, where the illegals are hidden in a 2-foot box. (scroll down to see the video). They are very cramped in a tiny space, with hardly any room to move:

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The infiltrators did not have any documents with them. The drivers of the vehicles and the illegals have been referred to the relevant legal authorities for further action.

Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, director of Terminal and Border Point Affairs at the SPCFZA, said infiltration is one of the authority’s main concerns. “The UAE’s considerable economic and development progress contributes to this threat, making the country a target for a segment of the population,” he said.

Sharjah Customs employs a “sophisticated system capable of thwarting all types of smuggling attempts through the ports.” The system also “counters all individuals and criminal networks that attempt to compromise the security of the nation and its citizens.”


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