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 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 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.
Daniel Thomas and his accomplice dressed in Victorian police uniform ‘raided ‘ the drug user's home at a Lilydale, Melbourne home on July 25, 2016. They stormed the associate's den screaming 'This is a police raid' and 'Where are your drugs?'
A 79-year-old Spanish woman, was arrested on suspicion of leading a drug trafficking network, in Portugal, according to the Spanish authorities.
Six men between 24 and 49 years of age were arrested including a Briton and five Nicaraguans during the raid, which was launched with the support of Australian Federal Police and UK Border Force, according to the NCA.