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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
Two African men, aged 24 and 29, were jailed and referred to the criminal court for attempting to smuggle 2.6kg of marijuana drugs into Dubai Airport.
Official records point out that the first defendant had arranged to smuggle the drugs into the country, and deliver it to the second defendant once he arrived.
But luckily, customs officers suspected the travelling defendant who had hid 12 wraps of marijuana inside a plastic bag. The officers noticed that the bag was overweighed, so they asked the defendant about its contents.
The defendant claimed that the bag contained food products only, but when the officers searched it, they found that the marijuana was wrapped to trick them into thinking that it is a part of the food.
After placing the defendant under arrest, he claimed that a woman in his home country had given him the bag to deliver it to her brother, the second defendant, and that he had no clue it carried marijuana drugs.
The captured defendant stated that his only contact with the second defendant was through WhatsApp.
Both of them were arrested and prosecuted on drug trafficking charges, and a long period of jail term is expected as a punishment for their crime.
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'Failure to comply with the Government regulations shall result in denied boarding.'