Colonel Taher Gharib Al Dhaheri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Anti-Narcotics Directorate, stressed the initiative's importance in strengthening relations between members of society and the entities concerned with the protection and fight against drug dangers...
The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has warned the public against publishing any information for the purposes of trafficking in or promoting narcotic drugs.
A Dubai Police spokesperson said, “Two British nationals were arrested for the possession of narcotics with the intent to supply. They were taken into custody and charged with possession of cannabis, pills and other items that are classified as illegal substances in the UAE.”
The “Mersad” unit of the Special Patrols at the Criminal Security of the Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with local partners in the emirate represented by the Municipality, department of Transport and (Tadweer), seized the above-mentioned items and arrested the persons in charge of the plant.
Lt. Col. Majid Sultan Al Asam revealed that the department was tipped off about a large quantity of the illicit substances being smuggled into the UAE through its territorial waters within the jurisdiction of Sharjah.
A Gulf citizen was booked by police and referred to criminal court on drug-trafficking charges, after he was caught using and facilitating drugs to his friends in Dubai.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a ruling by the Court of First Instance, sentencing a European convict for 10 years to be followed by deportation and fining him Dhs50,000 after being convicted of importing narcotics. The case dates back to last November when the customs inspector at Dubai International Airport found a suitcase of a passenger, which was not claimed from the terminal.
Abu Dhabi Police arrested a four-person Asian gang that tried to sell 573,000 tablets of Captagon, in an operation called Al-Oyoun Al-Sahira.
The Anti-Narcotics Directorate of the Criminal Security Sector at Abu Dhabi Police has warned the public against opening bank accounts in their names and authorising strangers to administer them.