Pubdate: Sun, 07 Oct 2012
Source: Khaleej Times (UAE)
Copyright: 2012 Khaleej Times


The Ministry of Interior has recommended prohibiting the smuggling,
possessing and trafficking of 'Spice Drugs' at the 26th Arab
Convention of Heads of Anti Narcotics Authorities held in Tunisia on
October 3 and 4.

In a paper presented to showcase the experience of the UAE on Spice
drugs, it was stated that the UAE has become the first Arab country to
illegalise such drugs.

Synthetic cannabis, locally known as spice, affects the mind like
hashish does. A panel commissioned with studying Spice recommended to
criminalise and prohibit it, including smuggling, possessing, using
and trafficking. Possessing Spice has now become a punishable offense
by the UAE law. The UAE delegation was led by Colonel Saeed Abdullah
Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Federal Anti Narcotics Department
of the Ministry of Interior.

During the conference, the country's delegation passed a full report
showing the local and international efforts exerted by the UAE to
tackle narcotics.
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