A Pakistani woman was arrested as she delivered more then 5 kilogrammes of heroin to a Nigerian man who was under surveillance by anti-narcotics offices, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday, March 6.
According to prosecutors, the officers got a tip-off that the 33-year-old Nigerian (name withheld), who was in the country on a visit visa, was dealing in drug. He was under surveillance on November 3 when he was seen meeting with the Pakistani woman, 40, who was also on a visit visa.
“We were tipped off about him then a few days later while we kept him under our eyes we received new information that he was awaiting a new drug shipment from a woman,” said Emirati police captain A R, 42.
The officer said the Nigerian man met the Pakistani woman at a park in Naif. The two talked for a short time after which the woman handed a large bag to him.
“He was walking and looking around for her and she was doing the same until they met. They spoke and she handed him the bag. At that point we arrested them,” said the police.
More than 5,544kg of heroin hidden in a set of accessories were found inside the bag. Both were charged with possessing heroin to sell. They denied the charge in court. The next hearing is set on March 17.