Dubai Customs successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle 91 million Tramadol tablets, with a total value estimated at US$272 million, it announced.
The tablets, found at the Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone, were hidden in 1695 carton boxes inside six containers coming from an unnamed Asian country.
The drug is prohibited to be taken outside normal prescription use.
Saeed Ahmed Al-Tayer, senior director of Jebel Ali Cargo Operations Department, confirmed that they had tracked down the suspected company operating at Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The available information at Dubai Customs e-Clearance System indicated that, as per the customs declaration, the company had imported huge amounts of cosmetics and medical instruments and the goods were on the way arriving by sea from some Asian Country to Jebel Ali Port.