Dubai Customs nabs 28 stowaways for illegally boarding in a commercial ship

Dubai: Dubai Customs inspectors thwarted an attempt of 28 stowaways from different Asian nationalities found hiding in a cargo ship voyaging from Dubai Creek port to an Asian country.

A learnt source at Dubai Customs revealed that the inspection team at Dubai Customs Creek Centre suspected a ship boarding 3 people and the shipmaster while attempting to depart Dubai Creek port heading to an Asian country.

They searched ship and found 28 stowaways from different Asian nationalities hidden in the cabinet. On the basis of cooperation and coordination between the government agencies operating at the Creek, the stowaways were transferred to Port Police for further investigation.

The source ascertained that Dubai Customs is always keen to cooperate and coordinate with entire related government agencies over combating infiltration of prohibited and fake goods and contributing at the same time to the seizure of any other offences that may fall in the inspectors` hands including illegal infiltration into or outside the country, especially, the infiltrators status always found in violation to the regulations and laws of residency and mostly the cases of these people might be criminal or at least involved in offences deemed to be illegal by law, e.g. illegal entry, working in the country on visit visas, larceny, embezzlement, scam and fraud crimes.