The General Administration of Narcotics Control revealed buried and hidden sites of narcotics and psychotropic substances, totaling a total of three hundred and forty-two kilograms, and a market value of more than 176 million dirhams, in a qualitative operation called “The Sites”, and the research and investigation teams were able to follow up and arrest those involved and overthrow a criminal network. It consists of 91 promoters, who were cooperating with a criminal gang outside the country that sells and promotes “toxins” inside the country through social media applications.
The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, praised the great capabilities of the research and investigation men in the General Department for Drug Control, and the great and sincere national efforts made by the field work teams to protect the homeland and society, confront gangs, thwart their criminal activities, and reveal their malicious plans with all skill and ability. .
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He said: In the context of the successive and accelerating technological developments, the promotion of drugs and psychotropic substances through social media applications has become a great danger to all societies, which calls for the caution of members of society, and not to interact with unknown messages that may reach them from strangers outside the country, and to report them through The “eCrime” platform of the Dubai Police, and I also call on parents to contain their children, follow them, approach them, motivate them, and educate them about the importance of not communicating with strangers or adding them through social media applications, and not babysitting bad friends, especially since a conscious and cohesive family contributes to strengthening the security of the homeland and community stability.
The Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs in Dubai Police, Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, explained that tracking and monitoring traders, promoters, smugglers and drug users has crossed the field into the digital space, with a smart and advanced system and human cadres at a high level of experience and practical, scientific and technical efficiency, who continue day and night to preserve on homeland security. He said, “Reliable information was received from the source of the General Department of Narcotics Control in Dubai Police, according to the existence of an international gang that promotes drugs and psychotropic substances within the country through social networking sites, and immediately several professional technical field work teams were formed for research and investigation, and it was found that the promoters were burying and hiding drugs and psychotropic substances in certain places, then they send the special geographical locations with great accuracy to the merchants located outside the country to remove doubts from them, so that these merchants later undertake the process of communicating with those wishing to purchase “poisons” inside the country, and send the geographical locations to them after the process is completed paying off.
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The Acting Director of the General Department of Narcotics Control, Colonel Khalid bin Mowaiza, confirmed that 91 traffickers were seized, while the quantities of seized drugs totaled one ton, three hundred and forty-two kilograms of narcotics and psychotropic substances, while their market value amounted to 176,395,578 million dirhams, and were as follows: 809.534 kilograms of hashish, 485.491 kilograms of crystal, 41,888 kilograms of heroin, 117,480 narcotic pills, 5.241 kilograms of marijuana, 154 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of opium.