x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

4,000 pills found at home of 'drug dealer'

Thousands of pills were seized as they were being smuggled into Dubai, officials say.

DUBAI // About 4,000 Tramadol pain reliever tablets were found at the home of a suspected drug dealer, police said yesterday.

AA, 28, was arrested on June 10 by Dubai Police in al Qusais after anti-narcotics officers received a tip-off.

Police officials said a number of pills were found in AA's car during a sting operation, while a subsequent search of his home recovered a further 4,000. They claimed that AA admitted consuming the drug and selling it to others. He was referred to the Public Prosecution and faces charges over the sale and consumption of a controlled substance.

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