Drug bust
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Watch Dubai Police Doing A Major Dhow Boat Drugs Bust!

A crew of 12 members has been hit by heavy drug charges and imprisonment after being busted by Dubai Police for smuggling 194 kgs of narcotics into the city with dhow boats.

194 kgs drug bust

Two international gangs were involved in the drug import, bringing in 135 kgs of hashish, 10 kgs of opium, 46 kgs of crystal meth and three kgs of heroin. They were stored in nine cylindrical containers hidden inside two dhow boats heading towards Dubai Creek in Al Ras.

“Dubai Police foiled a big international drug trafficking operation in Al Ras area at Dubai Creek harbour. Our teams who carried out the operation were monitoring the suspects since we received the information about their criminal activities.”

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief at Dubai police

Dubai Police raid dhow boat

Joining forces with Dubai Customs in operation ‘LiStah,’ officers raided the dhow boats unravelling 194 kgs of narcotics inside. 12 men, predominantly from South Asia, were involved in the import representing two gangs. They’re now facing serious charges.

“This operation was a severe and painful strike to all drug dealers. They were referred to concerned authority for legal action.”

Colonel Khalid Bin Moyazeh, deputy director of the Anti-Narcotic Departmen

Watch this amazing footage of the bust

“Big blow” for drug dealers

It goes without saying that the authorities in Dubai and the UAE will come down hard on anyone caught smuggling or using drugs. The police in the UAE are well equipped to tackle gangs and criminals who attempt to bring illegal substances into the country. General Al Mansoori says this latest operation is a “big blow” for those dealing in narcotics.

Dubai Police Dhow 194 kg drugs Al Ras Dubai Creek Gang 12 South Asia Indian Deira

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It’s not the first time a gang tried to bring in drugs to Dubai by sea. Last August saw Dubai Police discover drugs hidden in a ship’s fuel tank at Jebel Ali Port.

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