The Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police announced that it had seized 123 pounds (55.8 Kg) of hashish stashed in two sacks at the Marina area and arrested an Iranian smuggler, according to a WAM report.
Major General Abdulal Jalil Mahdi, Director General of the Department, said the Iranian prime suspect came to the Marina and confusedly carried the two sacks and put them in the midst of boxes in the quay so as to deliver them to another person.
He said a team acted upon reliable tip-off and arrested the suspect.
Asked about the source of the narcotics, he told the investigators that he had received a telephone call from the second suspect, also an Iranian living abroad, asking him to take the two sacks to another person.
He added he is skipper and he entered the country illegally and consumed methadone, a synthetic opioid.
Mahdi said he would face charges of peddling and consuming drugs and psychotropic substances.
In July, a sting operation foiled a bid to peddle 80 pounds (36kg ) of hashish worth Dhs500,000 (USD 136,000) and enabled the arrest of two GCC suspects, announced Anti-narcotics sources, according to a staff report.
“During ‘Operation JBR’ in Jebel Ali, police seized the hashish and arrested both OMM, 28 and MBS, 30,” said the Anti-narcotics Department Director, Major General Abdul Jalil Mahdi Mohammed Al Asmawi.
“We are communicating with competent authorities in a neighboring GCC country to apprehend FBM, the third suspect who is on the run.”