Police arrested 16 drug dealers from Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and seized banned substances.
The suspect are of different nationalities .
Colonel Adnan Ali Al Zaabi, Director-General of the Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Anti-Narcotics Department, said authorities started investigations after receiving information about illegal activities being carried out by the suspects in Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The drug peddlers were arrested in five days in a trap set for them in cooperation with Anti-Narcotics Department in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The traffickers were arrested from five different places in five days under the operation dubbed 16* 5.
The suspects allegedly smuggled narcotics into the country. Police officers raided the place and arrested the suspects red handed when they were trying to sell drugs to under-cover officers.
Emirati gets 15-year jail term for spying for Iran
The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued tough rulings in a range of cases related to state security, handing out jail sentences ranging from three to 15 years. The court also issued fines ranging between Dh50,000 and Dh1 million in cases related to promotion of terrorism, espionage for foreign countries and joining terrorist organisations.
The court sentenced a 28-year-old Emirati, identified as H.A.M.M., to 15 years for spying for Iran.
The military man was found guilty of transferring sensitive military information to Iranian agents working at the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi.
The court also ordered confiscation of all documents and means of communications and directed him to pay for all judicial expenses.
The court also sentenced a Sudanese woman, 46, to 10 years in prison to be followed by deportation for aiding and abetting the military man through facilitating his contacts with the Iranian agents.
Polish man rescued after 7 months at sea
The French coast guard has rescued a Polish sailor in the Indian Ocean. Zbigniew Reket, 54, has said that he spent seven months with only his cat for company in a broken-down boat. He had left the Comoros Islands off Mozambique in May with the aim of reaching South Africa. Instead of reaching South Africa, he was plucked from the waves well off-course, near the French island of Reunion, after being spotted by the crew of a yacht. The sailor said he and his cat survived on half a packet of Chinese soup per day as well as what he caught by fishing. The instruments on his boat had been smashed and the man had no means of communication, France’s SNSM coast guard service said.
10 hurt in St Petersburg supermarket blast
A homemade bomb blast at a supermarket in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg injured 10 persons. “According to preliminary information, an explosion of an unidentified object occurred in a store,” Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said in a statement. The blast was caused by a “homemade explosive device with the power equivalent to 200 gm of TNT filled with lethal fragments,” she said. “The investigation is looking at all possible causes of what happened,” she said. The injured were out of danger.