Dubai man arrested with almost 1,000 prescription drugs

Dubai Police said the suspect turned to a life of dealing drugs 'instead of finding noble work to make an honourable living'.

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DUBAI // An Asian man has been arrested with almost 1,000 prescription pills after being told to sell them by his brother, who is serving time in Dubai’s central jail for dealing, police say.

Col Eid Hareb, director of the anti-narcotics department at Dubai Police, said that the suspect G A F H, 29, admitted to dealing psychotropic substances after being arrested on July 20.

“The unemployed suspect, who is married, decided to follow in the footsteps of his brother instead of finding noble work to make an honourable living,” said Col Hareb.

“The suspect’s brother, A A F H, is known to be involved in drug activity. Dubai Police had also recently arrested him for dealing and abusing drugs.”

“Police found different kinds of pills in the suspect’s bedroom in a house in Al Quoz, as well as a large amount of money that he admitted was the earnings of his drug,” added Col Hareb.

“The suspect was able to obtain the drugs, which are harmful to the mental and physical health of people, through smuggling. Such pills are prescribed only to those who need it and their sale is monitored by the Health Ministry.”

The case has been referred to public prosecution. Col Hareb urged people to call the free hotline, 800400400, if they suspected anyone of being involved in drugs.