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Ameer Al Sunni, Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporters
The Fujairah Criminal Court on Wednesday heard a case in which a Gulf citizen in his forties was charged for abusing drugs and psychotropic substances. The accused was caught during a police car search when the inspection personnel noticed that he was losing balance while sitting next to the driver.
The accused was transferred to the Anti-narcotics Department where a criminal report was opened against him. The public prosecution ordered that he be referred to the courts of law on charges of abusing psychotropic substances.
The defense lawyer confirmed that the defendant had been suffering from psychological disorders for years and he was treating these disorders as evidenced by a report issued by Al Amal Medical Centre. The lawyer requested the court to release the accused but the court set a date for a subsequent session for a verdict.
The Abu Dhabi appellate court on Wednesday adjourned to Sept 11 the case of an Arab charged with 10 acts of crime including using someone else’s driving licence, driving under the influence of alcohol, endangering the lives of others, and claiming to be an employee of a company.
The suspect told the court that the vehicle used in committing the violations was not registered in his name. He also denied all traffic charges and the use of narcotic, claiming that he takes prescribed medicine containing narcotics. The suspect demanded the court to release him on bail adding that he was held in custody for four months and that there are no verdicts against him.
The suspect’s lawyer requested the court to summon the witness, a policeman, for a hearing and also requested a report on the examination of the therapeutic substance used by the suspect so that the court could make sure that the treatment he took upon a prescription contains narcotic substances. The court has decided to summon the witness and released the suspect and put him under electronic monitoring.
The price of Super 98 rose to Dhs2.48 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.23 in April, while the price of Special 95 rose to Dhs2.34 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.11 in March.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed said, “We discussed with the German Foreign Minister issues related to Iran, Yemen, Libya and Palestine."
The Criminal Court of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday looked into the case of a European woman accused of drinking alcohol without a license and beating up a cop who was trying to arrest her. She allegedly caused damages to the rear of the police patrol vehicle, in addition to breaking its glass, the Court heard.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has adjourned to July 30 a case in which an Arab was charged with abusing methamphetamine, driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, possessing bullets, colliding with a police vehicle and resisting policemen who tried to arrest him.
The UAE’s annual literary extravaganza, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature began on Wednesday with a starry mix of Hollywood celebrity, award-winning authors and experts leading the field on matters shaping the world. Across the week-long event, the festival will feature almost 300 sessions, ensuring there’s something for everyone, from live music and poetry performances to workshops, film screenings, and of course inspiring talks from some of the biggest names in literature.
The earthquake was recorded at 6:44 pm (10:44 GMT), near the Moncayo district in Davao de Oro province on the island of Mindanao.
Authorities are also probing the possibility that people inside the compound helped to coordinate the attack, the senior provincial police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.