Asian salesman arrested for possessing 909 grams of heroin in Dubai - GulfToday

Asian salesman arrested for possessing 909 grams of heroin in Dubai


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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

An Asian salesman, 24, was arrested and referred to criminal court for possessing “909” grams of heroin in Dubai.

Official records indicate that the defendant was apprehended by police on drug-trafficking charges. Around 82 heroin capsules, weighing 909grams were in his possession for the purpose of peddling.


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The defendant admitted that the drugs belong to him.

The defendant is now under prosecution to receive maximum punishment.

Last month, the Dubai Police have thwarted a plot of an overseas criminal gang, which attempted to peddle 40 kilogrammes of crystal drug in the country. The security teams of the Dubai Police arrested cousin of the gang’s mastermind and another suspect, in an operation dubbed the "Black Bag", due to the bag they used to transport the large quantity of narcotics from one place to another, to deliver to one person. Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri, Commander-in-Chief announced.

Brigadier General Eid Mohammed Thani Hareb, Director of the Anti-Narcotics General Directorate at the Dubai Police, stated that the "Black Bag" operation began after receiving reliable information indicating presence of a gang in the country consisting of two Asians seeking to peddle drugs and spread them among young people. They also knew that the gang’s mastermind runs the gang from his homeland.

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