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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Pair caught with 70kg of marijuana

Police tipped off about plans to sell huge drug haul

Brigadier Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi is calling for hasher sentences for those caught in possession of large amounts of drugs.
Brigadier Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi is calling for hasher sentences for those caught in possession of large amounts of drugs.

Two men have been caught with more than 70kg of marijuana.

The pair, described as Asian, were caught by officers during Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Police said.

“We received information about two men promoting drugs and that they were planning to sell huge quantities of it," Lt Col Taher Al Dhaheri, head of anti-narcotics department at Abu Dhabi Police, said.

“A team of investigators collected all relevant evidence about the case and then arrested the suspects, red handed, while they were trying to distribute drugs.

“The two men thought they could take advantage of the fact that police would be distracted during iftar timings."

The men have been forwarded to prosecutors.