Brazil to Syria via Dubai: Turk with 7kgs cocaine busted

Drugs hidden in false bottom of luggage

In one of the largest drug hauls on a single person, Dubai Police intercepted 7.124 kg of cocaine on Monday.

According to the emirate’s anti-narcotics team, the drugs were stashed in a false bottom of luggage belonging to BD, a 43-year old Turk.

The police found 12 rolls, each made up of an external plastic layer containing coffee and an internal plastic layer containing cocaine.

BD had hidden 3.560 kilos of cocaine in 6 rolls of the first suitcase and 3.564 in those of the second suitcase.

According to the Anti-Narcotics Department Director Major General Abdul Jalil Mahdi Al Asmawi, he was arrested at the Dubai international Airport.

Intelligence information had confirmed that a Turkish traveller, identified as BD, would be carrying a huge amount of cocaine on his way from Brazil to Syria via Dubai.

Legal action was taken to intercept him. He then was subjected to a body inspection which initially found no narcotic substances.

After thorough inspection of the two suitcases, and upon passing them through the scanning device, the police detected the presence of suspicious lumps under the bottom of the suitcases.

Also, a police corporal in the transit hall spotted him with signs of panic and perplexity.

He decided to pierce through the bottom of one of the suitcases, it was said.

After discovering a suspicious white substance, both the corporal and a police sergeant referred BD to the airport’s anti-narcotics section.

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