Abu Dhabi police managed to catch up with the Asian who had hidden the tobacco in a diesel truck he was driving Image Credit: Supplied. Photo for illustrative purpose only

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police CID on Thursday said they have seized 750kg of illegal tobacco snuff.

The tobacco, known as naswar, was in the possession of an Asian suspect, who had kept the substance inside the diesel tanker truck he was driving.

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The CID moved in on the suspect after receiving information about the illegal tobacco, after which he was arrested.

Criminal legal proceedings will now be lodged against the suspect, according to the Abu Dhabi Police.