Duo arrested with more than 9kg of crystal meth

Police arrest Asian man in sting operation after being tipped off about their activities.

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DUBAI // Two Asian tourists have been arrested by Dubai Police for allegedly having more than 9kg of crystal meth.

Police were tipped off last month about the men, who were aiming to sell the drugs in return for a large amount of money to be paid by an unknown man outside the country.

An undercover officer posed as a buyer and met with the 31-year-old suspect. The officer paid the suspect for the drugs and so he called his 28-year-old partner and told him to deliver the drugs.

Police arrested the first man and another group of officers arrested the partner in a hotel lobby as he delivered the drugs to another undercover agent.

Police found more than 5kg of the highly addictive drug in his backpack and another 4.6kg in his hotel room.

They were referred to prosecutors to face trial.