Vigilance pays off

ABU DHABI — Lt-General Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Interior, said the success of Abu Dhabi Police in foiling a major attempt to smuggle a large quantity of hashish into the country last month was attributed to the vigilance of the Police force and part of the ministry’s bid to fight drug menace.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 16 Sep 2004, 9:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:46 PM

In a statement on the operation, Lt-Gen. Dr Badi said: “The success of the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police in foiling an attempt to smuggle 1200kg of hashish worth Dh24 million to Saudi Arabia via the country is a testimony to the progress achieved by the Anti-narcotics Section of Abu Dhabi Police.

This indicates the efficiency of the section in combating drug trafficking and drug smuggling crimes. This success also comes in line with the efforts made by the ministry in order to upgrade its policies and plans that aim at fighting drugs and upgrading the performance of the agencies concerned.” The minister thanked Major-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, for his major role and direct supervision of the operation which led to the foiling of the attempt. He also thanked the team which carried out the operation.

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