UAE, Australia, Holland swoop down on global drugs syndicates

17 held in Dubai, Australia and Holland

DUBAI 9 August 2017: Security authorities in the UAE conducted a combined operation with the Federal Australian Police and the Dutch Police to capture several members of two international drug trafficking syndicates.

The joint operation, which led to the capture of 17 members of two international drug smuggling syndicates, including five suspects in Dubai, 10 in Australia and two in the Netherlands, as well as the confiscation of over 1.9 tonnes of illegal drugs.

It’s part of the UAE’s efforts to combat drug-related crimes and its continued support for the international campaign to protect communities from illegal drugs.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said international cooperation to combat illegal drugs is a major aspect of the working strategies of the General Department of Drug Control in the Dubai Police.

Al Marri praised the efforts of the concerned authorities that contributed to the operation and expressed his appreciation to the UAE Ministry of Justice, the Dubai Public Prosecution, the Dutch National Police, the Public Prosecutor and Customs Office in the Netherlands and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Australia.

By Angel Chan