The Dubai Police recently foiled the biggest drug smuggling attempt in the country, seizing 5,656kg of Captagon tablets valued at Dh35.8 million. The narcotics were found stashed in reels of electric cables.
Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior met and lauded the anti-narcotics team behind the massive operation dubbed Pule2.
Maj-Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said four smugglers – all Arabs – have been arrested, including the head of the gang.
They were believed to be part of “an international gang highly experienced in smuggling drugs”.
How the mission was accomplished
Brigadier Eid Mohammed Thani Hareb said they were initially alerted to suspicious containers packed with reels of electric cables at Jebel Ali port.
All the trucks that were used and the people involved were put under close surveillance right from the moment they left the port until they headed to Sharjah. The monitoring was done round the clock for 15 days, Brig Hareb explained.
“The four smugglers – including the gang chief, his assistant, and two truck drivers – were caught red-handed,” he added.