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Drug dealer selling pills during iftar time caught in Abu Dhabi

He thought he had chosen the best time to sell drugs, says officer

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Abu Dhabi: In a special operation called ‘Microscope’, Abu Dhabi Police arrested an Arab drug dealer who was trying to distribute banned drugs during iftar time.

The 53-year-old was trying to distribute 3,000 narcotic pills, taking advantage of the iftar time, an official said on Saturday.

Colonel Tahir Gareeb Al Daheri, director of the Abu Dhabi Police’s Drug Control Department, said the drug dealer was put under surveillance following a tip-off.

“This being the month of Ramadan, he knew that the policemen will also be ending their fast like others during iftar time. So he chose to sell the drugs keeping the iftar time in mind. A trap was laid to thwart his operation, which included close monitoring,” revealed Col Al Daheri.

“He was shocked and just couldn’t believe that he had been caught out. He thought he had chosen the best time to sell his drugs. He confessed to the crime and also revealed that he was the mastermind and was peddling drugs with the help of his associates from outside the country.”

It is also learnt that apart from the drugs, a large amount of cash was also recovered from the culprit. For further investigation, the case has been referred to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution.

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