Pages on Instagram and Facebook that are trying to sell drugs through the social media sites are being shut down.
The social media pages claim to sell cannabis and other drugs to UAE buyers.
The said pages use symbols to switch up the names of the drugs “w33d, thc oil, h@sh”, while offering an ‘anonymous payment system’- reportedly in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
The symbols used in these pages’ bios is to avoid immediate searches used by social media companies and the police
A spokesman from Facebook told The National that as soon as content as such is seen, reports from the community are given or any other method- it is immediately removed.
The public are encouraged to report if they see such pages in the future.