Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 20 May 2019

Three drug traffickers arrested at Sharjah ports

Two women and a man arrested for allegedly smuggling 20kg of cannabis, 1,300 drugs in pills and around 50g of crystal meth

Three drug smugglers have been arrested for allegedly bringing 20kg of cannabis, 1,300 illegal pills and around 50g of crystal meth in to the UAE.

Sharjah Police said the seizures were carried out in two separate operations when two women and a man were also arrested.

Lt Col Majid Al Asm, acting director for the Sharjah Police anti-narcotics department, said officers received a tip-off that an Asian man hiding 1,3000 tramadol pills and 14.5kg of cannabis in his bag was due to arrive at a port in the emirate.

“The information received was confirmed by investigators and police officers were ready to bust the traffickers and seize the drugs," he said. "The Asian suspect was arrested and his case referred to Sharjah Public Prosecution.”

In a separate raid, less than two days later, police arrested two women at Khalid Port in Sharjah for carrying around 5kg of cannabis and 50g of crystal meth.

“The women tried to hide the drugs using different methods," said Lt Col Al Asm.

The two suspects, who arrived from an unspecified Asian country, have also been referred to prosecutors.

Updated: July 26, 2018 02:56 PM