The UAE authorities were continuing to investigate the Irish organised crime group in parallel with authorities in the US, UK, Ireland and Spain, the Financial Times said.
The General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi foiled an attempt to smuggle 2,051 grammes of cocaine after the suitcase of a female passenger passed through the x-ray machines at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court sentenced two Filipinos to death on charges of possessing and peddling narcotics and psychotropic substances. It also ordered the seized materials to be destroyed and the mobile phones used and the cash money generated to be confiscated.
The new law, which was published in the Official Gazette of the UAE, states that people who are caught bringing food, drinks and items containing cannabis into the country will not go to prison, if it is proven that they were carrying those items for the first time.
Dubai Customs officials at Dubai International Airport have thwarted a woman’s attempt to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of crystal meth into the emirate.
Dubai Customs’ inspection staff at Dubai International Airport seized 5.6 kilogrammes of cocaine narcotics from an inbound female traveller arriving from a Latin American country.
Six people were charged with conspiring to distribute 1,762 pounds (800 kilograms) of cocaine, and officials also seized 164 pounds of methamphetamine and 3.5 pounds of heroin.
The woman denied any wrongdoing and said family members had given her the suitcase with gifts for relatives in Canada, according to Aleksandra Skrzyniarz, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office in Warsaw.