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The suspects pose for a photograph with the seized drugs in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Police have arrested a gang of three Asians for trafficking and promoting narcotics and psychotropic substances.
The arrest took place when the police seized 45.267 kilogrammes of heroin and crystal meth from them.
The gang confessed to bringing narcotics from outside the country and distributing them in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Colonel Taher Al Dhaheri, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, said the secret operation carried out by the Abu Dhabi Police was the main reason for busting this criminal network.
Recently, the Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 24- year-old Asian visitor to criminal court for attempting to smuggle 1.079kg of heroin into Dubai Airport.
Official records indicate that the defendant was suspected by one of the customs officers when entering the airport.
He was asked by the customs officers to undergo a police search.
During the search it was found that the defendant had 72 capsules of heroin, weighing 1.079kg.
Police immediately arrested the defendant, who now faces drug smuggling charges.
The Abu Dhabi Police arrested two Asians on charges of planting 37 hemp shrubs on a farm in the city of Al Ain in an operation dubbed “Farm of Death.”
The police arrested 12 Asians involved in the racket. The drugs were hidden in different areas of the country. Police said they also seized half a million captagon tablets.
Customs officers requested a routine check on the defendant’s belongings, and then asked him to undergo a body scanner for security purposes.
Brigadier-General Taher Ghareeb stated that the anti-narcotics team monitored the phenomenon of sending random messages through a social media containing pictures, videos and audio messages to promote drugs and claiming their ability to deliver the drug anywhere in the country.
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