Man held with 35,000 narcotic pills in RAK

The suspects arrested for smuggling drugs into UAE through Ras Al Khaimah border post. (Picture courtesy Abu Dhabi Police)

A joint team of the police forces of Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain arrested a Gulf national in possession of 35,000 narcotic pills and 6kg of hashish that he had smuggled via the Ras Al Darah border post in Ras Al Khaimah.

The Anti-Narcotics Department of the Ras Al Khaimah Police had received a confirmed tip-off about a Gulf national who had managed to smuggle drugs into the UAE via the Ras Al Darah border post. The suspect was planning to sell and deliver the drugs to two other Arabs residing in the UAE.

In coordination with customs officers at the Al Darah border post, police searched the vehicle as if naturally facilitating transit procedures in order to avoid arousing the smuggler’s suspicion. Police said that it appears that in an attempt to avoid suspicion, the suspect had brought his wife and children with him.

After the suspect was allowed entry into the UAE, the research, investigation, and follow-up team of the Ras Al Khaimah Police monitored and pursued the suspect until he reached Umm Al Quwain. There, the team coordinated with the Anti-Narcotics Department of UAW Police to conduct an ambush and arrest the suspect.

On searching the vehicle, police found 35,000 narcotic pills and 6kg of hashish that the suspect had hidden in secret pockets and compartments. Police also set up an ambush for the remaining two individuals who planned to buy the drugs from the Gulf national, and arrested the two Arab nationals in Umm Al Quwain.


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