UAE foils attempt to smuggle people in a cement mixer
An attempt to smuggle 22 people into the UAE inside a cement mixing truck has been foiled by authorities.
The Federal Customs Authority says they received a tip-off about the plan to bring in the illegal immigrants at the Khatam Malaha border point near the Sharjah exclave town of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman.
Officials then increased inspections at the site, with an x-ray scanner revealing the stowaways hidden inside the vehicle’s mixer.
The area was cordoned off and additional security forces were deployed, with the 22 immigrants taken into custody.