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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
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.
Official records point out that police were tipped off about the defendant’s drug activity, and a team was assigned to place him under arrest.
The defendant’s house was raided and the search for drugs begun within seconds.
However, the defendant took out a box containing 3 plastic bags of crystal meth and handed it to police.
At the time of the arrest, the defendant was accompanied by another female accomplice, who was also using drugs.
Investigations revealed that the defendant was scoring the drugs from a female dealer for different amounts of money, and paid Dhs800 for the quantity that was seized by police.
Last week, 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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