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Mon 14 Mar 2016 04:02 PM

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Dubai police say marijuana factory discovered in villa

Operation sees 38 plants seized and Emirati suspect arrested, says police chief

Dubai police say marijuana factory discovered in villa

Dubai Police have uncovered a marijuana nursery in a villa owned by an Emirati, it was announced on Monday.

The police operation netted 38 plants, said Dubai Police chief Maj Gen Khamis Al Muzaina, adding that the discovery was "an exceptional case" in the emirate.

Speaking at a press conference, Al Muzaina said that the UAE is not a marijuana producing country.

He said that the CID got a tip off that a person was producing the substance to "push it and make profit".

Police said they learnt of the operation last Friday, and the suspect has been arrested and the marijuana has been confiscated.

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