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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An Asian visitor, 34 years-old, was busted and prosecuted by the Dubai Public Prosecution for smuggling 1.1kg of heroin into Dubai Airport.
Customs officers requested a routine check on the defendant’s belongings, and then asked him to undergo a body scanner for security purposes.
The scanner revealed the existence of a bizarre object inside the defendant’s stomach.
Police learned that the defendant had swallowed 8 plastic bags, containing 144 capsules of heroin.
The defendant confessed to attempting to smuggle the heroin and deliver to a buyer inside the country.
He was detained and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges, waiting to receive maximum legal punishment.
In January, 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 incident dates back to last September, when police got a tip off about the defendant’s drug activities and planned an ambush to arrest him.
The arrest plan was successful and the defendant was caught in possession of heroin capsules, weighing 258g.
Maximum punishment is expected for the defendant according to the major felony he had committed.
The gang confessed to bringing narcotics from outside the country and distributing them in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Brigadier-General Taher Ghareeb stated that the anti-narcotics team monitored the phenomenon of sending random messages through a social media containing pictures, videos and audio messages to promote drugs and claiming their ability to deliver the drug anywhere in the country.
The man, 28, slammed the drug-filled van into the empty police patrol car at Eastwood in the city's north on Monday morning, crushing its bonnet, before speeding off, CCTV footage shows. He was caught by police an hour later.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a women’s salon in which she requested the court to obligate the salon to pay her Dhs100,000 in compensation for the burns she sustained by mistake when her nails were trimmed and decorated with acrylic. She said this substance was left on her fingers for a long period and consequently caused finger burns of second and third degrees.
The Water Department of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority completed the installation of a strategic water line extending for 56km from Hamda area to Al Badea area with a diameter of 800mm at a total cost of Dhs96 million, excluding the value of materials. The project aims at enhancing the diversity of water sources in the city of Sharjah and guaranteeing the continuity of service.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved the start of the first phase of land levelling for the residential areas in Al Shannouf 1-6, totalling 3,000 plots of land at 50 plots in each area.
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