DUBAI: During a bag search by Dubai Customs, a passenger arriving at Dubai Airport and said “I am a contract killer”, speaking to Emirates 24|7 Senior Inspection Hassan Ibrahim at Dubai Airport, detailed the encounter he was involved in.
Hassan explained the way we deal with the passengers, the kindness from our side and our calm behavior towards them, helps them calm down and sometimes encourages them to cooperate with us.
He recalls this incident while the team was doing a routine check on a passenger’s bags.
Hassan said one of our officers spotted some signs from the passenger’s body language, which led him to investigate and ask him a few questions. Upon opening his bags, the Dubai Customs officers found seeds, to which the passenger said they are seeds for marijuana, but they are unplanted seeds.
Hassan said we searched his bag and asked him if he had anything else with him, and he said ‘Yes, I have heroin.
The Senior Inspection Officer then asked him what his profession was, to which the passenger replied “I am a contract killer”.
The officers, who could not believe what they had heard, then found a keychain on him with a stretchable cord. However, the Dubai Customs officers remain undeterred, fully aware and prepared for unexpected surprises and outbursts.
He added it did not make us nervous, and in this situation I still have to do my job and check everything because sometimes passengers will try to behave this way to try and make us nervous and stop us from working.