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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Public Prosecution has referred a 27-year-old Arab woman to the criminal court for attempting to sell 3.67g of drugs to an undercover police officer.
A witness officer testified that the Anti-Narcotics Department had received a tip-off that the suspect possesses and sells drugs to users, so an ambush was set up to catch her red-handed.
An undercover officer contacted the suspect to buy drugs, and had specified a location and timing for their meeting.
The suspect arrived at their meeting point and got into the officer’s car to give him the drugs, but was surprised to be surrounded by a police team in no time.
Police apprehended the suspect, who in her defence claimed that she was selling drugs to pay her rent.
In another drug-trafficking case, customs officers at the Dubai Airport have successfully showed their competence, after placing an African visitor under arrest and preventing the smuggling of 34kg of marijuana.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a European to five years in jail, to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs400 for facilitating drug abuse for others.
A 35-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges, after he was caught using and facilitating crystal meth in Dubai.
The Abu Dhabi Police successfully thwarted a drug trafficking operation of 1.2 million pills that was carried out by a gang of seven Asians.
Captain Abdulrahman Ahmed Al Shehhi, Director of Investigation Section at the Traffic and Patrols Department, said, “The video went viral in a few hours on social media, showing a person performing dangerous stunts in non-civilized manner, in front of a large number of people.”
The 53rd draw saw 26 winners share the Dhs1,000,000 second prize, taking home Dhs38,462 each. The top prize of Dhs10,000,000 is still up for grabs in the upcoming Grand Draw on Dec.4, 2021 at
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa wrote on Twitter, “Let us celebrate 50 glorious years of growth, progress and prosperity of our nation as we look forward to the next 50 years!” The Dubai International Airport also marked the national day celebrations at its premises.
On the occasion of UAE’s 50th National Day, the Dubai Crown Prince has come up with an adorable picture of him holding his twins Sheikha and Rashid.