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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Man arrested for selling drugs during iftar in Ramadan

Police seized the drugs and large amounts of cash from him

A man has been arrested for attempting to sell drugs during iftar, Abu Dhabi Police said on Saturday.

Col Taher Al Dhaheri, director of the Drug Control Directorate, said the 53-year-old suspect, an Arab, thought police would be busy during iftar and would overlook his attempts to sell 3,000 pills.

Police received a tip-off about the man and began monitoring him before his arrest.

“The arrest operation was named 'under the microscope' as police officers were monitoring all the suspect’s moves,” said Col Al Dhaheri.

Police seized the drugs and large amounts of cash from him. The types of drugs the man was selling were not disclosed.

Last year, police arrested a drug dealer distributing 73kg of hashish in Ramadan.