Three Indians held in UAE for smuggling drugs

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 03, 2013 14:40 hrs

Abu Dhabi, Feb 3 (IANS/WAM) Three Indians have been arrested in Abu Dhabi when they tried to smuggle around 130 kg of poppy seeds into the UAE.

Customs inspectors at the Abu Dhabi international airport suspected three passengers on a flight that arrived from India.

On inspection, they found 52 bags of narcotic poppy seeds, weighing 52 kg, from one suspect.

The other two Indians were found to carry poppy seeds weighing 35.1 kg and 41.1 respectively.

Hamad A. Hurr Al Suwaidi, chairman of the Department of Finance, praised the custom personnel for foiling the smuggling attempt.



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