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10,000 tablets of banned drugs seized by UAE police forces.

Dubai: Three UAE law enforcement units joined forces to foil an attempt to smuggle drugs in the country, according to a senior Dubai police official.

Police seized a number of 10,000 tablets of drugs prohibited in the country in addition to an amount of opium.

Major General Abdul Jalil Mahdi Al Asmawi, Director of Dubai Police's Anti-Narcotic Department and Vice-President of the Federal Supreme Committee for Drug Control, said that on June 20 police foiled a massive drug smuggling attempt through Ras Al Khaimah borders.

Major General Al Asmawi said Ras Al Khaimah police, aided by information management at Dubai police and the Federal Anti-Narcotic Department at the Ministry of Interior, arrested three Arab drug dealers.

Major General Al Asmawi said suspects arrested are 22-year-old MSN; MFM, 37, who has been working as salesman, is married and lives in the UAE with his family; and 19-year-old school student A.

He said police received preliminary information about drug smugglers trading and selling drugs in the Khet area of Ras Al Khaimah.

One of the defendants was spotted by undercover police in Khet area while waiting near his car under some trees. He had a plastic bag with him and he was trying to go into the car with the other defendants.

When the defendants noticed someone watching them they got into the car and accelerated away.

They tried to ram the unmarked police car, but drove into a deqd-end road while attempting to flee.

When they reached the dead end the driver car jumped out and tried to run away but police chased him and were able to arrest him with the other two suspects.

Major General Al Asmawi said police found 10,000 tablets of controlled medicine in the car, in addition to an amount of opium inside a large plastic roll.

The defendants admitted that they used, smuggled and traded in drugs and that they were planning to take these drugs from Khet to sell them elsewhere.

Colonel Ebrahim Ali Hassan, director of the Drug Control Department in Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the cooperation and coordination between the concerned authorities helped on control drug smuggling and had led to the arrest of a number of drug dealers.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Jul 22, 2013
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