Sharjah: Sharjah Police arrested six members of a gang and seized 19kg of heroin from them, an official said on Tuesday.
Lieutenant-Colonel Majid Al Asam, director of the police’s Anti-Narcotics Department, said they worked closely with Dubai and Fujairah police departments to arrest the six Asian suspects who were planning to sell the drugs to youngsters inside the country.
“We received information from sources about a group of Asian suspects possessing a large amount of illegal drugs. They were trying to sell it inside the UAE. They were arrested in two separate operations,” Lt-Col Al Asam said in a statement.
In the first operation, three members of the gang were arrested and 50 heroin pills weighing 670 grams were seized. A fourth suspect was arrested later with 49 pills that weighed 599 grams.
Meanwhile, the other two suspects were arrested in the second operation and 18kg of heroin was seized.
“They were looking for peddlers who would later sell the heroin pills to youngsters. The drugs were stored in different locations in different emirates but we traced all of them and foiled their attempt,” Lt-Col Al Asam added.
The suspects, who confessed to possessing the drugs, were referred to the Public Prosecution for further action.
Lt-Col Al Asam praised the efforts of Dubai and Fujairah police departments in providing information and helping arrest some of the suspects.