RAK Police seize 35,000 narcotic pills, 6kg hashish; 3 arrested

RAK Police seize 35,000 narcotic pills, 6kg hashish; 3 arrested

A GCC national held after smuggling drugs into the UAE through Ras Al Darah border post, two potential buyers arrested.



By (Wam)

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 2:10 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:49 PM

Suspects with the seized drug. -Wam

Abu Dhabi - A joint team from the Ras Al Khaimah Police and Umm Al Quwain Police arrested a Gulf national with 35,000 narcotic pills and 6kg of hashish that he had smuggled via the Ras Al Darah border post in Ras Al Khaimah.

A statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the Anti-Narcotics Department at the Ras Al Khaimah Police had received information about a GCC national who had managed to smuggle drugs into the UAE via the Ras Al Darah border post. The suspect was planning to sell and deliver the drugs to two other Arabs residing in the UAE.

In coordination with the customs officers at the Al Darah border post, the police searched the vehicle as if naturally facilitating transit procedures in order to avoid arousing the suspicion of the suspect. It appeared that in an attempt to clear himself of any suspicion, the suspect had brought his wife and children with him. Upon the suspect’s allowed entry into the UAE, the research, investigation, and follow-up team of the Ras Al Khaimah Police monitored and pursued the suspect until he reached Umm Al Quwain. There, the team coordinated with the Anti-Narcotics Department at Umm Al Quwain Police to conduct an ambush and apprehend the suspect.

Upon searching the vehicle, the police found 35,000 narcotic pills and 6kg of hashish that the suspect had hidden in secret pockets and compartments. The police additionally set up an ambush for the remaining two individuals who planned to buy the drugs from the Gulf national, and arrested the two Arab nationals in Umm Al Quwain.


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