17kg heroin capsules worth Dh2m seized

17kg heroin capsules worth Dh2m seized

The Dubai Police have arrested an Asian who had in his possession 2,134 ‘golden’ capsules containing 17 kg of heroin valued at around Dh2million.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 18 Oct 2012, 9:14 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:40 AM

Major-General Abdul Jalil Mahdi, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department of the Dubai Police, said that the police had to launch a massive and thorough search for the heroin and when the ‘golden’ coloured heroin capsules were found in such a large number, they almost resembled a treasure and so were named ‘Lost Treasure’.

The General Department of Anti-Narcotics of the Dubai Police received information in October that 36-year-old A.Y.Kh had drugs in his possession.

After getting permission from the Dubai Public Prosecution, the police raided his work place located in Al Aweer vegetable market.

Maj-Gen Abdul Jalil said the police received information on October 9 that the suspect had been active in drug peddling and that he possessed a large quantity of heroin that he intended to smuggle outside the UAE. The police launched a search for the suspect who was found to be a member of an international drug gang and was also a broker who coordinated with a dangerous international drug trafficker and with another gang member from a neighbouring country.

When the police team searched the suspect’s house, they did not find anything, so they raided his work place and found him sitting with customers and clients. The police found a heavy truck parked near a public place near the suspect’s office in the Al Aweer area. On searching the truck, they found a bag hidden under the bedding of the driver. The bag contained 2,134 ‘golden’ capsules that contained heroin valued at more than Dh2 million. The suspect has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on charges of possessing drugs and drug trafficking.

Maj-Gen Abdul Jalil warned the public against falling into the trap of drug traffickers who target youth who seek drugs for fun. He urged the people to call the Dubai Police toll-free number 800400400 or duty officer through phone number 0505516218 or mail to dpan@dubaipolice.gov.ae if they have information about any suspected drug-related activity.


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