Dubai / WAM
Dubai Customs has launched “Siyaj” (Fence) initiative: 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 UAE’s security and help protect the society from the hazards of illegitimate shipments while facilitating trade and supporting the global supply chain, Dubai Customs said in a press release on Wednesday.
The initiative features integrated unites such as the advanced technological unit system and the highly qualified skilled team unit. All is based on a deep learning central data base that is regularly fed with updated information.
Also, there are advanced inspection systems, surveillance cameras and devices. The system also includes a vessel equipped with advanced technologies to track and control ships before they arrive at the port. The rapid intervention teams are available 7 days a week and coordinate with the intelligence department to take action when there is a report of any suspicious goods.
Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, said that Siyaj System will be implemented soon in all Dubai’s entry points.
“We feel proud today that our borders are more secure and our trade is streamlined following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,” said Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.
In turn, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs, commented, “Dubai Customs plays a vital role in thwarting smuggling of drugs and other illegitimate goods. In this regard, we cooperate and coordinate with the relevant authorities worldwide to intercept any suspicious or hazardous shipments before they enter the country.
“Customs authorities in the UAE made 4,450 customs seizures in 2019, and this initiative will cement the security efforts following the vision of Dubai Customs of becoming the leading customs organisation worldwide supporting legitimate trade. We highly commend the efforts behind this leading initiative which will not only enhance the security of our borders but will also facilitate trade and supply chains.”
On his part, Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division at Dubai Customs, said that Siyaj System will be implemented soon in all Dubai’s entry points.