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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 50-year-old Brazilian visitor was detained and referred to the criminal court for smuggling 54 capsules of cocaine in his stomach, while being on a transit trip to an African country.
A Dubai Customs officer suspected the visitor, and ordered for a manual search of his luggage. The suspect was asked to pass through a body scanner, which revealed strange objects in his stomach.
Upon investigating him, the suspect confessed to carrying the cocaine capsules in his stomach, and was immediately taken to the hospital to get the capsules out of his system.
The suspect was detained, referred to the criminal court, and charged with drug trafficking.
The suspects reportedly promoted narcotic drugs among young people between the age of 18-30 years.
Excessive weight of the defendant’s bag made official suspicious and he immediately ordered for a search.
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Dubai Police (901) Call Centre received 481 emails, and 230 messages via "Chat" service. These included inquiring about the services provided by police, submitting reports and availing to the various services provided by the Centre.