A Brazilian visitor, 30, tried to bring around two kilogrammes of heroin into the UAE via a UAE airport after hiding the same in the suitcase handle.
The Abu Dhabi Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle 80 wraps containing a green substance suspected to be marijuana, distributed in two bags weighing 40 kilogrammes.
Police describe it as the first "narcosubmarine" to be intercepted in Europe.
12 Asian national suspects have been arrested from the two gangs, who possessed 194kg of drug-weight, which has been successfully seized.
Malaysia’s top appeals court on Tuesday acquitted an Australian grandmother who faced the death penalty in a drugs case, her lawyer said.
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 man, named in Chinese pinyin as "Kamu Jielaisibi" and identified by Australian media as Cam Gillespie, was handed the death penalty by Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court on Wednesday, according to a notice posted on the court website.
Dubai prosecutors are investigating an extradition request of a man suspected to be the head of an international drug trafficking ring.
An armed group stormed the centre in Irapuato in the afternoon and opened fire, killing nine people instantly, the municipal government said. A 10th person was wounded but later died in hospital, the state secretariat of public security said.