Following its strategic plan 2021-2026 towards the leadership of safe customs internationally, Dubai Customs supported its Siyaj smart initiative with ten environmentally friendly buggies. Two of them will work for the K9 Unit to support with inspection operations.
The new buggies will cover the sea customs centres (Dubai Creek, Deira Wharfage, Hamriya Port, and Port Rashid). Thanks to their small size, the buggies will be able to cover hard-to-reach areas assisting inspectors in thwarting smuggling of prohibited and counterfeit goods. This will be done without disturbing visitors of these touristic attractions.
Siyaj (Fence) initiative is the first integrated control 24/7 system in the world. The new system is based on a number of sophisticated AI technologies, rapid intervention teams that work around the clock, drones, and the K9 sniffing dog unit.
The initiative will enhance Dubai and the UAE’s security and help protect the society from the hazards of illegitimate shipments while facilitating trade and supporting the global supply chain.
“Siyaj initiative enhances security in Dubai and the UAE, and helps thwart smuggling attempts while facilitating trade,” commented Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General, Dubai Customs.
Musabih confirmed that Dubai Customs follows a series of procedures and techniques to fight smuggling, including early warning served by the smart risk engine, which can detect any suspicious shipments.
Intelligence information will be analysed carefully to intercept suspicious shipments and thwart these smuggling illegitimate operations. This will also help streamline the international trade and supply chain,” remarked Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director, Customs Inspection Division, Dubai Customs.