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European jailed for facilitating drugs in Dubai


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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter


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.


The case dates back to June 2020 when a cycling squad of the Dubai Police arrested the suspect while inspecting the JBR area and the marina area during the period of embargo during the national sterilisation campaign.


In the case papers, a policeman testified that he arrested three persons in an abnormal condition, including the suspect.


On being interrogated, he confessed to consuming narcotic substances, which he provided to his friends through another suspect.


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Last week, 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.

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