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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Almost 3,500 tonnes of drugs destroyed in Dubai  

The incineration was carried out at Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility

Almost 3,500 tonnes of drugs seized by Dubai Police were destroyed by the emirate’s Public Prosecution, it was revealed on Tuesday.

The drugs included heroin cocaine, opium, hashish, and other substances and the order was given by Chief Prosecutor Hamad Al Khallafi, Prosecutor General and head of the committee tasked with handling seized illegal items as well as uncollected lost and found items.

He said the destroyed narcotics were seized during raids related to trafficking and drug cases that had received their final judgements.

The incineration was carried out at Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility in the presence of officers from Dubai Prosecution, police, courts and the Municipality.

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