An Asian drug trader who was trying to sell 40kg of hashish was arrested by the Dubai Police’s Anti-Narcotics Department, a top official said.
Speaking to the press during a press conference held at the department yesterday, Major General Abdul Jaleel Mahdi, Director General of the department said that they arrested him red handed while he was trying to sell the drug to an undercover police agent.
The accused admitted his relationship with another dealer identified as GM who was a former resident of Dubai and is in prison in a neighboring Gulf state. He added that he is the one who provided him with the drugs.
"We received information that said that the Asian suspect has drugs and he was looking for a buyer. A team was formed and an undercover agent pretended to be an interested buyer. They agreed to meet at the parking area of Souq Al Hamreya."
He added: "On the meeting day, the suspect came and opened the undercover agent's car and put two bags inside it. He then tried to escape from when he saw policemen coming to arrest him, but failed to do so. Our officers found 10.42kg of hashish in the bags.
Then, the officers took the suspect to his house in Hor Al Anz district, and found 30.596kg of hashish hidden in different places."
Maj Gen Mahdi added that during investigation, the suspect admitted that he was trying to sell drugs. "He said that he was getting the drugs from another Asian man who used to live in Dubai but now is based in a neighbouring country and that he sends the drugs to him to store it here and then sell it."
Maj Gen Mahdi estimated the value of seized drugs of about Dh320,000 dirhams.