Abu Dhabi Police seized 2.9 tonnes of drugs and 1.4 million tablets of psychotropic substances during 2021, with a value of Dhs1.2 billion, in separate operations.
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 Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an African man to 10 years in prison and fined him Dhs50,000, in addition he would be deported after serving the terms for attempting to smuggle amount of drugs into the country.
The police intercepted the 20-meter-long (65-foot-long) vessel called the AKT 1 on Wednesday around 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers) south of the Spanish archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean off west Africa.
Dubbed "Panels," the proactive operation was professionally carried out by the General Department of Anti-Narcotics, who closely monitored the suspects attempting to smuggle the narcotics in 264 commercial solar panels.
The UAE PP also said that the punishment would be imprisonment for a duration of not less than 10 years, if the acts stipulated in item 1 of this article are committed for the purpose of committing a crime against the victim or making him/her addicted to such narcotic or psychotropic substances.
Operation 'Desert Light' that led to arresting 49 drug kingpins and members of a prolific transnational criminal network involved in large-scale drugs trafficking and money laundering.
Dubai Criminal Court sentenced him to 5 years in jail, to be followed by deportation after serving his sentence and fined him Dhs50,000
Bizarre as it may sound, the Mathura city police, Uttar Pradesh, India, have claimed that rats ate up over 500 kilogrammes of marijuana.
Marines flushed out Caro Quintero with a bloodhound in a far-flung corner of the northwestern state of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's drug-trafficking heartlands, before the Black Hawk chopper came down as it was about to land further south.