Two arrested, 36kg of hashish seized

The Dubai Police have foiled a bid to smuggle 36kg of hashish valued at Dh500,000 and arrested two suspects in an operation titled JPR. Another suspect is still at large.



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Amira Agarib

Published: Sun 1 Jul 2012, 9:49 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:36 AM

Major-General Abdul Jalil Mahdi, Director of the General Department of Anti-Narcotics of the Dubai Police, said the operation was executed in March this year. The police did not reveal the details to keep the investigations unaffected. Both the suspects arrested are GCC nationals, a 28-year-old referred to as A.M.M. and a 30-year-old known as M.B.S. The police are chasing a third suspect, F.B.M, also a GCC national.

He said the police received information in March that F.B.M, living outside the UAE, had smuggled the drug into the country. After verifying the information, the police formed a team headed by an officer who set a trap and agreed with F.B.M to purchase the hashish.

The first suspect, A.M.M., called the undercover police and arranged to meet him in Jebel Ali. The police team set a trap and arrested him when he took out the hashish from his car and gave it to the police official who met him in parking lot near a hotel. He confessed to the police that the third suspect, F.B.M, is his friend and had sent him the hashish to store. He told the police that the third suspect had sent the hashish through the second suspect, M.B.S.

The police set a trap and arrested the second suspect on the Shaikh Zayed Road. The two suspects were referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on charges of drug possession and trading. The police had issued an arrest warrant against the third suspect for smuggling and promoting drugs .

Major-General Abdul Jalil praised the officials for the successful operation and urged the public to cooperate with the police and call 800400400 if they have any information regarding drug trafficking. Alternatively, people can call the duty office on 0505516218 or send an email to dpan@dubaipolice.gov.ae.

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