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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The General Department of Anti Narcotic at Dubai Police has made 43 per cent of the total number of the arrests in drug-related cases across the United Arab Emirates over the first four months of 2021.
Meanwhile, the Department seized 46.5 per cent of illegal drugs at the state level during the same period.
These statistics were revealed during an appraisal meeting chaired by Dubai Police Commander-in-chief, Lt. General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, in the presence of Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation, and a number of senior officers.
The General Department of Anti Narcotic spares no effort in fighting drugs internationally as well and worked to supply different countries with 80 crucial pieces of information in the first quarter of 2021, which helped in the arrest of 53 suspects of different nationalities.
Accordingly, the accused was seized and her house and her vehicle were searched, but no narcotics were found. Then, she was transferred to the criminal laboratory, where she was found positive to cocaine.
The first operation targeted a gang attempting to trade 99kg of Captagon, worth Dhs31m, in different regions of the country. The three individuals involved were arrested following a well-planned ambush by the Dubai Police.
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