Two men held with 5kg heroin

Two Nigerian visitors have been arrested with 5kg of heroin, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

CON, 33, and AM, 25, were arrested in a sting operation following a tip-off, Abdullah Hussain, police officer, told the prosecution.

When police arrested CON at his home in Naif area, he was waiting for instructions  from Nigeria, the officer said. He confessed that another accomplice, AM, had drugs in his posession. Police asked him to call over AM, who arrived promptly a little later.

Three plastic bags comprising 5.059kg of heroin hidden in a DVD were confiscated from AM's house.

The court adjourned the case until February 13.

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