Over 215 kg drugs seized in major operation in Sharjah


Police in Sharjah have foiled an attempt to smuggle more than 215 kg of drugs into the country through a boat.

The illegal substances (crystal meth, heroin and opium) worth AED 35 million were found hidden under the wooden vessel's deck.

Following a tip off, the anti-narcotics team laid a trap to raid the dhow on its arrival at one of the ports last week.

The operation code-named 'Poisoned Rope' was carried out in coordination with the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) and the Federal General Directorate of Narcotics Control.

A gang of six men were arrested and referred to the higher authorities for further legal action.

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