UAE in 'world's biggest' hashish bust

The UAE has help foil the world’s biggest attempt to smuggle narcotic substances this year by providing information to international coalition forces which have made a huge haul of drugs on the high seas in the Indian Ocean.

The narcotics were being transported from an Asian country to West Africa.

Dubai Police chief Major General Khamis Mattar Almazina said at a press conference, in the presence of Colonel Eid Thami  Hareb, Director Drug Enforcement Administration: "Based on information provided by us, the international coalition forces in the Indian Ocean was able to stop the boat, seize 5,354kg of hashish estimated to be worth more than $50 million and arrest 14 people on board the vessel.”

Balmazina said the UAE had received from the United Nations Office on Drugs a letter of thanks, appreciating the country’s efforts to combat the menace of drugs at the international level.

Major Almazina said the...

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