The Dubai Police have foiled a bid to smuggle 123kg of crystal meth to the UAE in a vegetable container. The drugs were stashed at the bottom of a refrigerated shipping container arriving from an “Asian country”, the police said.
Codenamed ‘Fridge’, the operation resulted in the arrest of three members of an “organised international criminal gang”. They were arrested red-handed as they tried to retrieve the drugs from the bottom of the container “in preparation for the final delivery”.
“The culprits were acting on the instructions of their leader, who is based in an Asian country,” the police said in a Facebook post on Saturday.
#News | Operation “the Fridge”: Dubai Police thwart international gang plot to promote 123kg of crystal meth
— Dubai Police (@DubaiPoliceHQ) November 21, 2020
Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, credited the “fruitful cooperation” between anti-narcotics teams of Dubai Police, Sharjah Police and Sharjah Customs for the successful operation.
“Empowered by the accumulated experience of these teams, we have been able to dismantle the organisation that sought to introduce and promote their toxins into our safe country,” Maj-Gen Al Mansouri said.
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