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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 27-year-old European barber was jailed and referred to the criminal court on drug charges, after he was caught using and facilitating hashish at his Dubai residence.
The incident dates back to last October, when police received a tip-off about the defendant’s drug activity, and a plan was plotted to place him under arrest.
Police teams took all necessary measures to swoop on the defendant and seize the drugs.
The defendant admitted to using drugs and claimed that he got it from a friend, who was also arrested by police.
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 naive defendant thought he could easily escape the watchful eye of airport officers, and be able to smuggle three huge plastic bags of drugs without getting caught.
When the bag was being searched, the officers found the three bags hidden among the defendant’s belongings.
The case was transferred to Dubai’s Anti-narcotics department, and the defendant is now under prosecution for attempting to smuggle marijuana.
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 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 man who intervened to break a fight between a harasser and a woman’s boyfriend ended up having severe injuries, a jury heard on Monday.
On behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, arrived on Friday in Belgrade on a working visit.
During a visit to the condolence majlis in Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed prayed to God to grant eternal rest to the deceased and bestow strength and solace upon his family.
Among the violations committed by those were participating in random marches, driving a vehicle in a way that endangers driver’s life or life, safety or security of others, causing chaos on the roads, making changes in the vehicle’s engine or chassis without a permit