Sharjah police arrest 19 after 20kg drugs bust

Suspects said to use social media to promote haul of heroin and crystal meth
By Staff writer
Wed 03 Jan 2018 08:02 PM

The Department of Narcotics Control of the Sharjah Police has arrested 19 people for possessing 20 kilogrammes of heroin and crystal meth.

Sharjah Police said that the suspects, all described as of Asian nationality, used social media to promote their banned substances among people in Sharjah and other emirates.

Brigadier General Mohammed Rashid Bayat, director-general of Police Operations, was quoted by state news agency WAM as praising the ongoing efforts of the Ministry of the Interior to combat the drug problem and reduce drug abuse in Sharjah.

The announcement was made during a press conference on Wednesday at the Sharjah Police headquarters.

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Last Updated: Wed 03 Jan 2018 07:07 PM GST

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