Drug dealer held with 1kg heroin

ABU DHABI - Authorities arrested a Tanzanian national with one kilogram of heroin he was carrying on his person in the form of capsules, at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Published: Mon 23 Feb 2004, 12:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:11 AM

The Abu Dhabi Drug Combating Cell at the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police arrested the Tanzanian who was travelling from Pakistan via Dubai to the capital with 1.2kg of heroin, the Arabic daily Al Ittihad reported on Sunday.

The authorities were able to detect the hidden capsules according to the report, which were capsuled by the culprit before he swallowed those.

According to investigations, the arrested person was only a carrier who had been offered $3,000 to carry the drugs.

Major General, Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Interior, praised the efforts of the department in making the arrest.

He said in a statement that the police force has vigilant eyes and were always alert to foil any attempts to smuggle drugs, narcotic and threaten the national security and safety of the country.

He emphasised that efforts to combat drug trafficking were developing pointing out that concerned departments organise on regular basis training programmes and workshops to hone the skills of specialised cadres on effective drugs combating mechanisms.

Lt. Col. Abdul Rahman Khamees Al Shamsi, Drugs Combating Cell, Abu Dhabi, lauded the directives of Shaikh Saif and his continuous follow-up of the case.

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