The suspects with the seized drug haul in Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi drug bust: 7 nabbed, 1.2 million narcotic pills seized


ABU DHABI – A massive raid on a gang of drug smugglers in Abu Dhabi led to the arrest of seven suspects and the seizure of 1.2 million narcotic pills.

The raid was conducted after police put the suspects on surveillance for more than four months, a police official said on Tuesday (August 4).

Colonel Taher Gharib Al Dhaheri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Anti-Narcotics Directorate, said police were able to seize 120,000 narcotic pills from the first suspect.

Al Dhaheri said further investigation led to the arrest of six other suspects.

The official said the arrests exposed a network of organised crime from drug peddlers and buyers in the country.

Police were able to seize the large haul of narcotic pills in their possession. The gang was planning to smuggle the drugs to a neighbouring country.

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