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Dubai Police seize $76m drugs in UAE's largest ever haul

Two international drug smuggling gangs have been captured in the largest anti-narcotics operation in the UAE's history

Dubai Police seize $76m drugs in UAE's largest ever haul
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, revealed details about Operation Stoker at a press conference.

Two international drug smuggling gangs have been captured in the largest anti-narcotics operation in the UAE's history, it was announced on Monday.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, revealed details about Operation Stoker, which was conducted by drug enforcement officers from the General Department of Anti-Narcotics of the Dubai Police.

The operation led to the capture of two international drug smuggling gangs and revealed their method of smuggling drugs via the spare parts of cars, state news agency WAM reported.

During the operation, Dubai Police drug enforcement officers seized 365kg of heroin, crystal meth and hashish, with a market value of AED278 million ($75.8 million), the largest ever haul in the UAE, Al Marri added.

He said the operation resulted in the capture of 16 suspects from both gangs which targeted young Emirati citizens and residents.