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Abu Dhabi Police seizes 815 kilograms of narcotics after monitoring social media

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Abu Dhabi Police and its partners have smashed a drug trafficking ring comprising 142 members of various nationalities and seized 816 kilograms of narcotic substances, according to a statement released by WAM.

Director of the Anti-Narcotics Directorate of APD’s Criminal Security Sector Brigadier Taher Al Dhaheri said that the anti-narcotics men monitored random messages sent through a social media platform containing pictures, videos, and audio messages to promote drugs and claiming their ability to deliver these illegal substances anywhere in the country.

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The gang leaders used international phone numbers to spread propaganda randomly to promote narcotic substances, he explained.

After launching a search and investigation, the anti-narcotics officers nabbed the drug peddlers when they were trying to place the drugs in separate locations for delivery, he said.

Abu Dhabi Police dealt a painful blow to the drug traffickers and distributors, catching them red-handed and referred them to the judiciary for trial, he added.

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