Officials from Dubai’s Public Prosecution and Dubai Police’s Anti Narcotics Department set fire to a whopping 2,929 kgs of drugs collected between 2017-19.
2,929 kgs of drugs collected
More than 1,650 types of illegal drugs were collected between 2017 and 2019, amassing a staggering 2,929 kgs. The Public Prosecution joined forces with Dubai Police’s Anti Narcotics Department to destroy the seized items, transporting them in trucks to the Jabel Ali Hazardous Waste area. Check it out:
Zero tolerance against drugs
Consuming drugs for recreational purposes is strongly prohibited in the UAE, leading to hefty fines and violations. In a bid to prevent sales and usage of narcotics, the UAE police forces have dedicated departments working solely to catch people and gangs involved in such illegal businesses.
“The UAE has a zero-tolerance policy for recreational use of drugs. Federal Law No. 14 of 1995 criminalises production, import, export, transport, buying, selling, possessing, storing of narcotic and psychotropic substances unless done so as part of supervised and regulated medical or scientific activities in accordance with the applicable laws.”The UAE Government