The annual report on drug crimes, issued by the Federal Anti-Narcotics Department at the Ministry of Interior, revealed an increase in the number of suspects who were arrested for drug crimes, last year, by 20.8% compared to 2020, where the number of suspects arrested for drug crimes reached 8,428, compared to 6,973 defendants. in 2020.
The report noted the efforts and achievements that have been made, both at the local level and at the international level, in the field of drug control, noting that the number of drug reports received by the control agencies at the state level increased by 18% last year, compared to 2020, when the number reached 5677 reports, compared to 4,810 reports in 2020.
He pointed out that at the international level, the Ministry of Interior, represented by the anti-drug agencies, was able to strike networks of smuggling and drug promotion in its own home, through distinguished regional and international cooperation with counterpart agencies in those countries.
The UAE participates with the countries of the world in the celebration of the World Anti-Drug Day, which falls on June 26 of each year, and is held under the slogan “Drugs are a painful end.” The UAE and its leadership had a vigilant insight that made them aware of the danger of drugs, and the damage caused by that scourge at all levels, health, social, economic, security, and others, so it spared no effort to immunize its children from this danger that destroys the stability of families, and the state has strengthened cooperation with the international community, and all The relevant international bodies and organizations, in order to combat this scourge.