Ras Al Khaimah: Five drug dealers were arrested after officers found a large quantity of narcotic substances from their possession, police said on Saturday.
Authorities started investigations after receiving information about illegal activities being carried out by five African men.
The suspects were arrested from their house after the police laid a trap.
Colonel Adnan Ali Al Zaabi, director-general of Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Anti-Narcotics Department, said the suspects planned to promote hashish in the emirate. A large quantity of hashish and fake currency notes were recovered from the suspects, he said
During questioning, the suspects confessed to their crime and the case has been referred to the public prosecution.
Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Anti-Narcotics Department has also launched an active campaign on social media against drugs, and urged the public to contact the police if they suspect that any person is selling or trading in drugs.
The police also urged families to monitor their children so that they do not get into drug abuse and become addicts.
Major General Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, praised the cooperation between various police departments in the country.