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Drugs worth 1 billion UAE dirhams seized in Abu Dhabi

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  • Abu Dhabi police seize drugs worth one billion dirhams
  • Police say over 1 ton of drugs was transported to the UAE by dissolving crystalised drugs into water
  • A gang of eight drug dealers, who received instructions from abroad, have been arrested, police say

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Drugs worth one billion dirhams have been seized in Abu Dhabi, local police revealed on Friday.

According to a news report by Jang, police said they confiscated over one ton (1041 kilogrammes) of drugs from a gang of eight drug dealers. 

The gang, police said, has been arrested. 

Read more: Two arrested at Islamabad airport for smuggling narcotics to Saudi Arabia

Police officials added that the involved gang was trying to transport the drugs to the UAE in a unique fashion by "dissolving crystalised drugs into water."

Abu Dhabi police said that the money earned through drug smuggling was laundered, adding that the gang received instructions from abroad.

Read more: Islamabad Police arrest 7 alleged drug dealers, seize more than 21kg heroin