Man caught with 120,000 Captagon pills in Capital

Man caught with 120,000 Captagon pills in Capital
The suspect in custody with the seized drug pills.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 16 Oct 2016, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 1:27 PM

A drug dealer has been caught with 120,000 Captagon narcotic pills weighing 20kg in his possession, the Abu Dhabi Police revealed on Saturday. 
Brigadier Dr Rashid Bu Rasheed, director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Abu Dhabi Police, said the accused intended to promote and sell the psychotropic drugs in the country.
Head of anti-narcotics department Lt.-Colonel Tahir Al Dhahiri said the department was tipped off that a man had a large quantity of Captagon pills that he wanted to sell. The information led the police to the drug dealer, who was staying in a hotel. 
The anti-narcotics officers raided the suspect's room and arrested him. On searching the room, the police recovered the Captagon pills as well as a digital weighing scale that he was using to push the drugs. The police also recovered Dh200,000 from the accused, which he allegedly made after selling some of the pills.
Al Dhahiri emphasised the importance of the role of family in protecting their children from drugs.
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