Operation Falcon Eye swoops in on heroin dealer

Dealer was seeking to sell 3kgs of heroin

ABU DHABI¬†30 July 2017: Abu Dhabi Police have successfully arrested a drug dealer of Asian origin during ‘Operation Falcon Eye’.

Due to stringent surveillance efforts, Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), was able to catch the assailant who had 3 kilograms of heroin in his possession.

Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al Dhaheri, Director of ADP’s Drug Control Department, said that they had information about the existence of a suspicious person trying to promote heroin, classified as one of the most dangerous types of narcotic toxins. The assailant was caught trying to sell heroin capsules in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhaheri added.

During the time of his arrest, the assailant was found in possession of a quarter of a kilogram of the capsules. The dealer’s residence was also searched, where the remaining narcotics were found.

Al Dhaheri called on members of the community to communicate through official channels provided by Abu Dhabi Police to deal with any promotion, smuggling, transfer or use of drugs, pointing out the importance of quickly reporting such incidents for police to take timely measures necessary to ensure the safety and security of society.

He stressed the keenness of Abu Dhabi Police to continue its objectives to combat crime and to thwart any plans to promote drugs in operations such as “Falcon Eye”.

By Sheena Amos