Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

20 men arrested for selling heroin and meth in Abu Dhabi

Police also confiscated 20kg of both drugs in a series of raids

Twenty men have been arrested for selling heroin and crystal meth in Abu Dhabi, police revealed on Tuesday.

Police also confiscated 20kg of both drugs in a series of raids carried out by the Drug Control Directorate of the Criminal Security Sector.

Col Taher Al Dhaheri, director of the Drug Control Directorate, said drug control officers first identified the main dealer, who lives abroad but manages a network of dealers — all of Asian origin — in the UAE.

The Drug Control Directorate worked with undercover agents to track the suspects for three months before the arrests were made.

Col Al Dhaheri called on the public to report any suspicious behaviour to police.