UAE: Dubai Police seize drugs worth Dh176 million, arrest 91 dealers

Dubai Police on Thursday said it dismantled a criminal network of drug dealers, arresting 91 and confiscating drugs with an estimated street value of more than Dh176 million ($48m).

The drug dealers were coordinating with an overseas criminal syndicate to promote their toxins in the country via social media platforms. As a result of an operation named “Locations”, the police seized 1,342 kilograms of narcotics and psychotropic substances.

The police were tipped off that an international criminal syndicate was using social media platforms to promote narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances inside the country. Upon verifying the security tip, several field teams of different disciplines were formed to investigate the syndicate’s illegal activities and locate their accomplices.

The operation resulted in seizure of 1,342 kilograms of narcotics and psychotropic substances, including 809,534 kilograms of hashish, 485,491 kilograms of crystal meth, 41,888 kilograms of heroin, 117,480 narcotic pills, 5,241 kilograms of marijuana, 154 grams of cocaine, and 15 grams of opium.


Khaleej Times

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