Huge cache of narcotics on way to China seized in Dubai

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Dubai, May 13 (UNI) Police discovered a huge haul of heroin worth 6 million dirham hidden in cartons of oranges from Pakistan which were on their way to China and arrested seven people for attempting to smuggle the drugs in some 3500 boxes.

The pure heroin weighed 24 kg, said Colonel Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID). It also arrested two gangs including three Asians and four Africans in connection with the case.

''Dubai was only a transit point for the suspects, as they wanted to send the shipment of narcotics to China,'' Director CID Al Mansouri told journalists yesterday.

Colonel Al Mansouri said the CID received a tip-off about some Asian men who worked at a vegetable shop in Al Aweer agreeing to bring narcotics and transit them to China, the Gulf News reported.

There were around 200 grams of heroin hidden in each box. The leader of the Asian gang confessed to receiving the shipment and told police about his plan to hand it over to an African gang.

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