The court sentenced the suspects to ten years in jail each, to be followed by deportation, besides a Dhs10m fine. The court also fined two companies, one for advertising and the second for electronics trading, Dhs50 million each.
Officials of the NCA-UK thanked the Dubai Police for their good coordination, high professionalism, swift action in arresting Moogan, and lauded the great cooperation between the force and Interpol. They also praised the exceptional role of Dubai Police in combating organised crime and arresting perpetrators.
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.
A 32-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court for attempting to smuggle 6,100g of marijuana into Dubai Airport.
215kg of heroin and crystal meth were being smuggled into the country through a boat. The drugs were found hidden under the wooden vessel’s deck.
A 42-year-old Asian woman has been referred to Dubai Criminal Court on drug-trafficking charges after she attempted to smuggle over 6kg of hashish into Dubai Airport.
Ceballos did not specify the names of the people detained, nor how many cartel members were taken into custody. He said some individuals from Brazil were also detained, and said all would be presented to the country’s courts.
The world’s drug problem remains an urgent challenge that threatens to exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic impacts and hinder a healthy and inclusive recovery, warned the UN Secretary General ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
A 25-year-old Asian engineer was arrested on drug-trafficking charges and referred to criminal court for possession of 2.27g of hashish in Dubai.