Siblings smuggle drugs weighing 1.3kg in stomachs


Two siblings were last month nabbed by the Police in Dubai for allegedly smuggling 1.3kg of heroin in their stomachs, into the gulf city.
The Asian brothers according to the Anti-Narcotic Department Director, Brigadier Eid Mohammad Thani Hareb, were intercepted at the Dubai International Airport sometime in March.
The Police received a tip-off that the pair swallowed 108 pills containing heroin and were travelling to the UAE on visit visas.
“We arrested them on arrival at the airport and they confessed to swallowing large amounts of heroin pills. They said that it wasn’t their first smuggling operation using [the same tactic],” Brig Hareb said.
Gulf News reports that the siblings were taken to Rashid Hospital to extract the pills.
The first suspect possessed 61 pills, weighing 790 grams, while the second suspect possessed 47 pills, weighing 538 grams.
They were referred to Dubai Public Prosecution to complete the investigation after being charged with possessing and trafficking in heroin.
Brig Hareb praised the role of his officers, saying police stand firm against drug smugglers and traffickers in the country.



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