Dubai Customs foil bid to smuggle marijuana oil

Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs thwarted 87 attempts to bring in marijuana oil in the first quarter of 2019.

It's a huge spike from the same period last year, with 36 seizures in 2018.

Authorities say they the illegal substance is used in e-cigarettes and vape pens.

The Smart Customs Baggage Inspection System is devised to help officers identify suspicious baggage at Dubai airports, a top official explained. 

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