Drug-laden car busted

Police said 4.786 kilos of tablets were found in the rolls with another four bags packed with 550 grammes. (AGENCY)

A Syrian truck driver is facing charges for facilitating the smuggling of five kilos of amphetamine hidden in a Mercedes car sent in by his brother back in his country.

Acting on a tip off about the arrival of the car, which could be laden with narcotics, police kept a watch on the man who drove off to his International City flat after taking delivery of the consignment from the auto market in Ras Al Khor where it arrived on the back of a trailer truck.

The man Mamoun TJ, 30, received the car sent by his brother Muhannad TJ. The car was owned by a company in which Muhannad is a partner.

Policeman Adel Shaker testified that on June 12 he saw Mamoun – on whom he was maintaining a watch – drove off to International City and drove around for some time before parking the car away from his flat although there was ample parking space near it.

When confronted by police in the flat, Mamoun maintained he didn’t own any car. But when police found the car’s key, he said it was sent by his brother.

Police took him and the car to the anti-narcotics department where the consignment of drugs was found in three rolls of neatly packed plastic sacs wrapped in aluminium sheets and hidden inside the hood.

Police said 4.786 kilos of tablets were found in the rolls with another four bags packed with 550 grammes.

The court has adjourned the case to February 7.

 

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