28 held for trying to peddle 111kg of drugs in Dubai - GulfToday

28 held for trying to peddle 111kg of drugs in Dubai

The suspects with their contraband.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The General Department of Anti-Narcotics at Dubai Police has recently thwarted the drug trafficking plots of three gangs attempting to promote 111 kilogrammes of drugs with an estimated market value of Dhs32 million and arrested 28 suspects of various nationalities.

According to details, the police stopped a gang attempting to trade 99kg of Captagon, arrested a suspect promoting drugs through an international phone number with 9.7kg of crystal meth, and arrested a person using social media to promote drugs and 23 additional individuals with heroin, crystal meth, and hashish.

The three individuals involved were arrested following a well-planned ambush by the Dubai Police.

The second operation involved the arrest of an individual promoting narcotic substances through the use of an international phone number. The suspect was found in possession of 9.7 kilogrammes of crystal meth and materials used in filtering and manufacturing the drug.

The third operation targeted a person using social networking sites to promote drugs. The suspect was located and arrested in possession of heroin drug capsules, leading to the identification and arrest of 23 additional individuals who were in possession of heroin, crystal meth, and hashish.

The Dubai Police warn the public about the growing danger of drug promotion through social media platforms in light of recent technological advancements. Community members are urged to exercise caution when receiving messages from unknown sources and to report any suspicious activity immediately.

Individuals can report drug-related activity by calling the Dubai Police's non-emergency number (901), using the "Police Eye" service available on the Dubai Police app, through the e-Crime platform or the Force's website.

Dubai Police remains committed to protecting the community and maintaining the emirate's reputation as a safe and secure place to live, work, and visit.

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