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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday held the first session of a case in which an Asian cook, 28, was accused of possessing a quantity of marijuana for peddling to his friends.
Earlier, the Dubai Public Prosecution referred the case to the courts of law after the defendant had been interrogated on charges of possessing and abusing 8 grammes of marijuana.
A policeman working in Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics, testified that according to a reliable tip-off, the defendant was abusing drugs and selling them to drug addicts.
A trap was set to arrest the defendant red-handed.
An undercover agent called the defendant and asked him for narcotics.
When the defendant came to the rendezvous, he was arrested and a quantity of narcotics inside a brown envelope was found in his backpack.
On interrogation, the defendant confessed that his friends used to give him money to buy narcotics and that he bought the drugs that were seized later to give it to them.
The Arab sale executive, 28, was referred to the Dubai Criminal Court over allegations that he employed lies and fraudulent means to swindle Dhs194,243 from the Jordanian female programmer, 29.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Arab visitors to three years in jail and fined them Dhs23,000 to be followed by deportation on charges of stealing from a woman’s sports bag, including a mobile phone.
A 50-year-old Brazilian visitor was detained and referred to criminal court, for smuggling (54) capsules of cocaine drugs in his stomach, while being on a transit trip to an African country.
'The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.
The ministry also announced that 35 cases fully recovered from the virus, after receiving treatment, bringing the total recovered cases to 96.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those tested negative will be sent home through special arrangement of transport," Asad Umar said.