The Dubai Police have seized 365kg of drugs worth Dh278 million, making it the largest drug haul in the UAE.
The police have arrested 16 Asian suspects for the crime. Of these, three had tried to smuggle the drugs in vehicle spare parts via the sea.
According to the police, the drug haul included 268kg of heroin, 9.6kg of crystal meth and 1kg of hashish.
Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said the police have identified other suspects who are based abroad.
“We will cooperate with our international counterparts to arrest the rest of the suspects,” he said.