The Dubai police foiled a bid to smuggle 52kg heroin to Africa in fruit shipment and arrested four Pakistanis involved.

According to Director Dubai Anti-Narcotics, Major General Abdul Jalil Mahdi Muhammad Al Asmawi, during the first week of month the force got secret information that a gang of smugglers was going to smuggle a huge cache of heroin to Africa in fruit shipment any time during the month.

He said that the directorate after getting the information put the suspects under observation and during search of fruit shipment, 52kg heroin worth 104 million Dhs in international market and hidden in 2600 boxes of oranges was recovered.

The Dubai police arrested four Pakistani’s involved in the smuggling and started search for a co-accused, a Nigerian national.