Dubai police arrest 91 drug dealers and discover buried drugs worth AED176 million
Dubai police arrest 91 drug dealers and discover buried drugs worth AED176 million

Dubai police arrest 91 drug dealers and discover buried drugs worth AED176 million

Dubai Police smashed a huge drug dealing ring as they arrested 91 drug dealers and discovered a buried stash worth AED176 million.

The drugs were buried in several locations across the UAE and included 809,534kg of hashish, 485,491kg of crystal meth, 41,888kg of heroin, 5,241kg of marijuana, 154 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of opium and 117,480 narcotic tablets.

And in total the drugs weighed a massive 1,342kg.

The project was called Locations and began after a tip-off that drugs were being sold in the UAE via social media.

“After the information was verified, several field teams of different disciplines were formed to investigate the syndicate’s illegal activities and locate their accomplices”, said Maj Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs.

“Locations is proof of the efforts of Dubai Police’s highly qualified experts and criminal investigators, and the advanced technologies utilised by the force to combat organised crime and drug abuse,” Maj Gen Al Mansouri said.

“Criminals have been exploiting technology, including social media platforms, to serve their harmful agendas, therefore, social media users must remain vigilant and not fall prey to online cybercriminals and drug dealers.”

If you do see anything suspicious online, the police have asked you to report it here.

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