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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 25-year-old Asian visitor was arrested and referred to criminal court for attempting to smuggle 826g of hashish into Dubai Airport.
Official records point out that a female customs officer suspected the defendant’s behaviour upon his arrival at the airport and consequently requested him to undergo a luggage search.
As his bag was being searched, the officer noticed the presence of a bizarre-looking object, and he was accordingly asked about the bag’s contents.
The defendant denied the presence of any illegal objects, but as the officer searched the bag, she found a dark piece of what turned out to be hashish.
The seized drugs weighed 826g. The defendant was detained and referred to criminal court on drug charges.
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