Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

400kg of heroin and crystal meth seized in Abu Dhabi drug bust

More than half a million Captagon pills also recovered during police crackdown

The Abu Dhabi police has recovered a huge haul of drugs in a series of swoops. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police
The Abu Dhabi police has recovered a huge haul of drugs in a series of swoops. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police

Police in Abu Dhabi seized more than 400 kilograms of heroin and crystal meth and recovered half a million pills after smashing a major drugs network in force across the emirates.

The massive haul of illicit substances were found stashed in vehicle parts during a series of swoops carried out as part of a nationwide police operation.

Twelve people were arrested during the crackdown on a drugs gang being spearheaded from outside the county.

Colonel Taher Al Dhaheri, of Abu Dhabi Police, said that officers uncovered 423kg of heroin and crystal meth along with 500,000 Captagon pills.

“The criminal network is being run by people from outside the UAE, targeting our country and our youth,” he said.

Updated: June 19, 2019 03:33 PM

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