Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri with the officers of the Al Barsha Police Station. WAM
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, praised the alertness and devotion of Capt. Marwan Abdullah Murad, Arrest Officer of Al Barsha Police Station; Warrant Officer Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed; 1st Policeman Abdullah Ahmad Darwish, and policeman Marwan Saeed Taher, in ensuring Dubai's security and safety.
Capt. Murad revealed that Warrant Officer Abdullah Ahmed, 1st Policeman Abdullah Darwish, and policeman Marwan Taher were able to foil an attempt to smuggle bank notes of Dhs100, heavily laced with crystal meth, to a detainee by his fellow suspect who had pretended to visit him and tried to smuggle the drugs through the notes.
"Our cops were alerted by the suspect's suspicious behaviour as he had insisted to hand the money to the detainee, so they inspected the money and detected the drugs," Murad added.
The smuggler was arrested and the case has been referred to Dubai Public Prosecution.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Arab visitors to three years in jail and fined them Dhs23,000 to be followed by deportation on charges of stealing from a woman’s sports bag, including a mobile phone.
A 50-year-old Brazilian visitor was detained and referred to criminal court, for smuggling (54) capsules of cocaine drugs in his stomach, while being on a transit trip to an African country.
The defendant was abusing drugs and possessed narcotics for peddling it to drug abusers against money.
About half the country's roughly 110 million people are currently under quarantine — including millions in deep poverty, left jobless by tough restrictions on movement.
The first phase testing would take around three months, CSIRO's director of health Rob Grenfell told Reuters, adding that any resulting vaccine would not be available to the public before late next year.
Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a "near-exponential" rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.