UAE arrests drug suspects, massive pills seized

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/2 20:41:48

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Saturday the arrest of two suspects and seizing of 4.2 million captagon tablets, state news agency WAM reported.

Abu Dhabi Police said the suspects, "both from Arab countries," were arrested while attempting to smuggle the drugs, which were hidden under seedlings on a farm.

The arrest took place upon information about the existence of the suspects, who were trying to promote captogon tablets for trafficking and selling, Taher Gharib Al-Dhaheri, director of the Police Anti-Narcotics Department.

WAM quoted Major General Maktoum Ali Al-Sharifi, director-general of Abu Dhabi Police, who lauded the efforts of anti-narcotics officers.

Al-Sharifi said that the result was "a painful blow to drug smugglers and dealers."

The two individuals were monitored until further investigations confirmed their intention to distribute the narcotics, Al-Dhaheri said.

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