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Video: Three tonnes of drugs destroyed by Dubai authorities.

Summary: They included liquids, tablets and other forms.


About three tonnes of drugs have been destroyed by the Dubai Public Prosecution in collaboration with the Dubai Police anti-narcotics department.

The disposal of the 2,929kg of drugs took place at the Dubai Municipality Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility located in Jebel Ali.

Present on the scene was Dubai Attorney-General Issam Issa Al Humaidan, who said that disposing of the harmful substances comes within the strategy of the public prosecution to implement the law terms and the judicial rulings and to help protect the community as well.

The drugs had been confiscated in about 215 cases from 2017 to 2019. They included liquids, tablets and other forms. "The disposal of the drugs aims at implementing the law and keeping the society safe against the harm of the toxic substances."

Dubai Public Prosecution, in cooperation with the General Department of Anti Narcotics of Dubai Police, destroied about 2929.1 kg of narcotic drugs, from 1651 exhibits. This was carried out in Jabel Ali Hazardous Waste

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He pointed out that the drugs is a vice that require all the capabilities and resources of the authorities to root out, track down the dealers and peddlers and bring them to justice. Awareness should also be raised among the youths about the danger of the narcotics.

The attorney-general praised the efforts of the anti-narcotics department in cracking down on the banned substances.

Hassan Al Muttawah, assistant attorney-general; Khalifa Bin Demas, first advocate-general and head of the technical office; Hamad Al Khallafi, first advocate-general and head of the plenary prosecution; and Colonel Khalid Bou Mouwayza, deputy director of the General Directorate of Anti -Narcotic section of the Dubai Police; were also present at the site.

Marie Nammour Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich 'criminal' imagination...

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Date:Feb 7, 2020
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