Four Arabs had attempted to smuggle more than 1.16 million Captagon pills into the United Arab Emirates from the refrigerator containing 3,840 cans of lemons.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, journalist
Dubai police recently arrested four Arabs and foiled their attempt to smuggle 1,160,500 (1.16 million) Captagon pills, with an estimated market value of Dh58,025,000 ($ 15.8 million) , in the country.
Dubbed “66,” the proactive operation was professionally carried out by the General Anti-Narcotics Department, which closely monitored the suspects as they attempted to smuggle the narcotic pills into a refrigerated container containing boxes of lemons and plastic drug containers disguised as lemons.
Lt. Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, reiterated his concern to fight organized crime and protect society from all evil, especially drugs. He further praised the exceptional efforts of the Dubai Police Anti-narcotics teams, who were able to identify the suspects and foil their attempt to smuggle the toxins.
Lt. Gen. Al Marri further asserted that Dubai Police are making every effort to arrest drug traffickers and promoters and thwart their attempts to harm our community. He noted that Dubai Police are constantly developing their working mechanisms to stay ahead of criminals and their deceptive methods.
Expert General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigations, explained that they take any security advice and information they receive seriously, especially when it is in the best interests of the safety and security of our beloved homeland and community. .
Major General Al Mansouri explained that they formed a task force and coordinated with Dubai Customs after receiving safety advice on an international drug union intending to smuggle a shipment of drugs from an Arab country in a refrigerated container with fruits and vegetables.
Major General Al Mansouri said he verified the safety information by performing a preliminary inspection of incoming refrigerated containers.
âAfter confirming that the narcotic pills were hidden in fake lemons in a shipment of lemons inside an incoming refrigerated container, we ensured that all suspects involved were apprehended and brought to justice by monitoring fter the first defendant who received the cargo, drove it to the emirate and finally led us to the three remaining suspects, “he concluded.
Surveillance of suspects
Brigadier Eid Muhammad Hareb, director of the General Anti-Narcotics Department, said their teams were closely monitoring and tracing suspects and captured them in the act.
âDubai Police anti-narcotics teams followed the refrigerator as it was transferred from the port to the emirate by the first suspect to another location where two other suspects helped it unload the cargo and deliver it. load into a bigger refrigerated truck, âthe crossing guard said. Hareb explained.
Brig. Hareb added that the next day the first suspect entered the refrigerator and spent over two hours rearranging the fakes and real lemons while the fourth suspect waited outside for him.
“As soon as the first suspect got out of the refrigerator, a task force apprehended him along with the fourth suspect.” âMeanwhile, the second and third suspects were arrested by a different task force that was closely monitoring their movements,â he said.
Brig. Hareb further indicated that the refrigerator contained 3,840 cans of lemons, 66 of which contained fake lemons containing the Captagon pills.
The director of Anti-narcotics stressed that the watchful eyes of the Dubai Police Force are always ready to thwart the attempts of smugglers and to protect members of society from the victims of harmful toxins. He urged parents and educators to educate young people about the harmful effects of drugs.
âEarly prevention through awareness programs is one of the best strategies for immunizing our young people against drugs and addiction,â Brigadier said. Hareb concluded.