Dubai Police catch seven-man crew who tried to smuggle 5kg of drugs in stomachs

Seven Asian men have been arrested in the past three months for smuggling into the UAE more than five kilos of drugs in their stomachs.

Maj Gen Khalil Al Mansouri, of the Criminal Investigation Department, said that six of the men were of the same nationality, while the seventh was from a different Asian country.

?The police seized 49 capsules weighing approximately 568 grams, which the suspect smuggled into the UAE from his home country.?Col Eid Mohammed Thani Hareb, director of the anti-narcotics department at Dubai Police, said the other six men were arrested in two separate operations.

?The six men possessed in total 433 capsulate of heroin, weighing approximately 3.183 kilos,? he said.