Three held, Tramadol pills worth Dh800,000 seized

DUBAI - The Dubai Police have arrested three Arabs and seized over 78,000 restricted Tramadol pills worth Dh800,000 in collaboration with the Sharjah Police.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:48 PM

Announcing this on Monday, Brigadier Abdul Jalil Mehdi, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, praised the efforts of the officers who managed to arrest the trio on January 18.

On December 29, 2011, the police received information that three suspects — 32-year-old S.A., an interior design technician; 32-year-old A.M., a hotel employee; and 31-year-old Í.Á., also an interior design technician — who were staying in Al Barsha consumed drugs and possessed large quantities of drugs which they were trying to sell in Dubai.

The police arrested the suspects from a public transport parking lot where they had parked their vehicles. They denied possessing any drugs, but when they were frisked, the police found one strip of Tramadol pills in the pocket of S.A. who confessed that he had kept Tramadol stocks in the car which he had rented from a car rental office.

In coordination with the Sharjah Police, the anti-narcotic officers raided the flat of S.A. and I.A. in Sharjah and found a large quantity of Tramodol pills in their rooms. The officers then went to the hotel in Deira and raided A.M.’s room and found a black bag which contained the drugs.

The police seized the pills.

During police interrogation, the hotel employee said he found the drugs in bags which were kept by somebody on the rooftop of the hotel. He informed the first suspect who asked him to keep the bags till he came to him.

S.A. said he gave the bags to A.M. and I.A. to sell the pills and share the profits between them.

The three have been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on the charges of using and possessing drugs.

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