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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An Asian visitor was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and was fined Dhs50,000 after he was charged with trafficking of 560g of Methamphetamine into Dubai.
The case indicates that customs officers suspected the defendant while he was entering the country and accordingly asked him to undergo a body scanner.
The scanner revealed the presence of strange objects inside of his stomach, and when asked about it, the defendant confessed to carrying drugs and attempting to smuggle it.
A number of 86 capsules of drugs were found inside the defendant’s stomach, weighing 560g in total.
The defendant confessed that he was going to smuggle the drugs to deliver it to another man for an amount of $1000.
In another drug trafficking bust, an Asian man was sentenced to 5 years of jail-term and was fined Dhs20,000 for facilitating drugs to his accomplice friend.
Police received a tip-off about the accomplice’s drug possession and immediately ambushed him, only to learn that he was supplied by the defendant.
They were both arrested and prosecuted on drug trafficking charges.
An Asian and an African were nabbed by Dubai authorities for possessing 1,258g and 7.08g of marijuana respectively.
Excessive weight of the defendant’s bag made official suspicious and he immediately ordered for a search.
A customs officers testified that the defendant seemed nervous when passing through airport's checking counter, and accordingly he was requested to undergo a body scanner device.
A 57-year-old African worker’s attempt to smuggle 1,600 grammes of Marijuana into the UAE was foiled by an alert customs officer at Dubai International Airport.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Wednesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA. However, flights under the Air Bubble agreement will not be affected, the DGCA said.
Wide range of lively entertainment shows being held every weekend until February 26 across Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah Parks and Khorfakkan Beach.
Convicts obtained money from theft and fraud operations. They used to issue SIM cards under workers’ names, open bank accounts and obtain ATM cards under their names.