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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 18-year-old Arab social media celebrity was sentenced to 6 months of jail followed by deportation after he was arrested on drug charges along with his accomplices.
Police received a tip-off that the defendant along with his accomplices abuses drugs inside his apartment in one of Dubai’s residential towers.
Police teams raided his apartment and caught defendant, his friends, and a minor female who were taking drugs.
The teams successfully seized drug seedlings and an electric light device that help grow such type of drugs, while the defendant and his accomplices were prosecuted.
A 38-year-old Asian visitor was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges for smuggling 258g of heroin into the country.
The decomposed remains were found at sea, and experts of the General Department of Forensics and Criminology at Dubai Police have successfully utilised forensic 3D facial reconstruction technologies to help update the case of unidentified human remains.
A gang of three Asians was imprisoned and referred to criminal court on robbery charges for stealing electric cables worth Dhs122,000, from a Dubai construction company.
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).
The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, has strengthened Sharjah’s status as a child, youth, and family-friendly city in 2021 by implementing 30 initiatives and campaigns, and through its participation in local and international events. SCFO also announced that its endeavour in 2021 included 14 new activities that targeted 426 participants from various organisations and institutions.
Dubai Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man in the picture. The African national was found dead in the jurisdiction area of Bur Dubai Police Station with no identification documents
Welcoming the participants, His Highness said: "Dubai provides the safest environment for participants from around the world to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge and insights that contribute to creating a better future for humanity."