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UAE authorities seize US$136 million worth of cocaine, Dubai police say

The UAE authorities seized half a tonne of cocaine worth more than US$136 million, Dubai police said on Sunday, in one of the biggest drug busts in the Gulf country.Officers “recently thwarted a smuggling attempt of 500kg of pure cocaine into the country”, a police statement said.“The narcotics, worth more than 500 million dirhams (US$136 million) in street value, were well-hidden within the structure of a cargo container.”The United Arab Emirates, made up of seven emirates including Dubai, has…


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