Abu Dhabi Police catch drug dealers through social media

Two men of Arabic origin have been arrested after an attempt to sell drugs to an undercover police officer

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Abu Dhabi Police catch drug dealers through social media The dealers were caught trying to sell 10,000 narcotics tablets listed as controlled over-the-counter substances.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 20, 2017

Two drug dealers who attempted to sell 3,000 pills to an undercover police officer for AED55,000 have been arrested by Abu Dhabi Police.

In an operation, dubbed ‘Steel Grip', the Drug Control Department of the Criminal Security Sector discovered that the dealers were of Arabic origin and were targeting young people through social media channels.

The dealers were caught trying to sell 10,000 narcotics tablets listed as controlled over-the-counter substances. The main suspect was caught trying to sell 3,000 narcotics tablets to an undercover officer and his accomplice had bought 7,000 narcotic pills of the same type which were recovered in a raid in his residence.

Both suspects admitted that the narcotics pills belonged to them and they intended to sell them. They also admitted that they both used social media outlets to target young people.

Colonel Taher Gharib Al Dhaheri, Director of the Drug Control Department, stressed that Abu Dhabi Police is determined to combat all kinds of drug trafficking.

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