Six men arrested with more than 30kg of amphetamine tablets in Dubai

Gang deny plan to sell amphetamine haul found in car.

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DUBAI // Six men were arrested with more than 30 kilograms of amphetamine tablets they intended to sell, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Syrians S A, 35, A A, 25, A Q, 28, S A, 30, A S A, 31 and M A, 30, all denied a charge of possessing drugs to sell.

But A A confessed to a charge of using drugs while A Q denied a charge of assaulting police officers on May 2 this year.

Emirati anti-narcotics officer S G A told prosecutors he was part of the team assigned to take the gang into custody.

“The arrest took place in Nad Al Hamar between 7pm and 8pm. I was ordered to check a parked car, inside which I saw two plastic bags where the drugs were found,” S G A said.

Two of the men arrived and headed to the car, the policeman said. “They pretended to be checking and fixing it, after which one of them got in and drove away but we stopped and arrested him.”

S G A said A Q resisted arrest and bit the finger of one of the officers and grabbed another in the groin.

Police said that during questioning, the men had confessed and shown officers where the drugs were hidden.

The next hearing is sceduled for November 16.

salamir@thenational.ae