Ajman: Police in Ajman have shut down as many as 13 personal accounts on social media that were promoting and selling narcotics to the youth.

The Director General of Ajman Police's Anti-Narcotics Department said that police regularly monitor suspicious websites and accounts that promote drugs.

Police found 13 drug traffickers using their personal accounts to promote illegal drugs, police said.

To combat such illegal websites, police have set up an electronic patrol team at the department of drug control.

The team coordinates with the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to shut down a number of social networking sites found violating rules.