ABU DHABI, 12th December 2015 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Police, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate-General at the Ministry of Interior, arrested an African transit passenger in possession of 13 kg of cocaine that she attempted to smuggle through Abu Dhabi Airport.
The woman stashed the narcotics in secret compartments inside weight plates and clothing buttons.
According to Brigadier Dr Rashid Mohammed Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the woman was suspected because she was taking the same suspicious flight route. The police were vigilant because they had arrested similar suspects while trying to take flights via the Abu Dhabi International Airport (Transit) on their way from a Latin American country to an Asian country.
Brigadier Borshid explained that the suspect, identified as 26-year old M. B., recently entered the UAE on a visit visa, was behaving suspiciously in the transit area and showed signs of extreme confusion and discomfort, which attracted the attention of the authorities at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“The suspect was submitted to a screening test by the competent airport authorities this led to the discovery of an amount of expensive cocaine stashed inside well-hidden secret compartments in her travel bag,” Brigadier Borshid added.