Sharjah Police Bust 32 Attempting To Smuggle AED14 Million Worth Of Drugs

Farah Makhlouf

In a major international operation named ‘Kashf Al Sitar,’ Sharjah Police’s anti-narcotics agents successfully apprehended a gang of 32 individuals

This criminal syndicate attempted to smuggle a substantial quantity of narcotic drugs and over one million psychotropic pills with an estimated market value of AED14 million into the UAE via a neighbouring country.

The operation was executed in collaboration with the security authorities of a neighbouring nation and was initiated based on a crucial tip-off. Colonel Majid Al Asam, Director of the Anti-narcotics Department at Sharjah Police, revealed that the tip-off had led to a comprehensive investigation and round-the-clock surveillance of the gang.

The relentless efforts of the anti-narcotics agents resulted in the arrest of several gang members found in possession of 50 kilograms of hashish and 49 litres of liquid crystal

Further inquiries unveiled a complex cross-border criminal network involving secret warehouses in a neighbouring emirate.

Sharjah Police meticulously executed their plan, leading to the apprehension of the entire gang and the seizure of 1.17 million psychotropic pills. The gang utilized two methods for smuggling narcotics: exploiting a customs clearance company to bring psychotropic substances illegally and hiding liquid crystal within a vehicle’s body.

Despite the criminals’ ingenious tactics, the vigilance of the anti-narcotics agents, working in collaboration with customs authorities, thwarted the gang’s devious plans. This successful operation serves as a testament to the unyielding dedication of law enforcement in safeguarding the UAE from the scourge of drug trafficking.

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