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Abu Dhabi Police seize 450kg of drugs


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In an operation called Shabaket Al Mawt or “Death Network,” the Abu Dhabi Police thwarted the promotion of 450kg of heroin and crystal meth by an Asian gang of 14 suspects.

Details date back to the time when the anti-narcotics teams spotted a drug promoter distributing drugs in several areas of Abu Dhabi.

A plan was set to monitor and arrest him to find out the main supplier.

According to investigations, a suspect who did not reside in Abu Dhabi used to come there only at the end of the week to supply the promoter with the drugs, and both were arrested with nearly 5kg of heroin and crystal. According to Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al Dhaheri, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police, teams got information about two suspects working for a gang run from outside the country but based in several emirates, in groups.

Each group had a specific role in smuggling and promoting the drugs.

Al Dhaheri added according to information obtained by Abu Dhabi Police, a precise plan was set to arrest the gang and seize the drugs.

Thanks to the great professionalism of the anti-narcotics teams they were nabbed.

As many as 11 suspects were arrested in possession of 189kg of drugs before the main dealer supplied them with about 261kg for promotion.

After the arrests, the dealer attempted to change his plan and assigned one of his assistants to hide the quantity until new gangsters were assigned to promote it.

Al Dhaheri emphasised the vigilance of the anti-narcotics teams who conducted the necessary investigations upon which they identified the warehouse where the new quantity was concealed in one of the emirates.

This, according to Al Dhaheri, helped seize the drugs and arrest the remaining members of the gang who were tasked with keeping the drugs safe in the store.

Al Dhaheri pointed to the gains achieved through the great efforts of the anti-narcotic teams to eliminate the direct danger which could have happened in case the gangsters were successful in promoting the huge quantity of drugs inside the country.

He indicated that the Abu Dhabi Police continued to perform their tasks to confront the promoters, dismantle the supply lines extended from outside the country, and nab anyone who would be proved to be involved in smuggling or trafficking in drugs.

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