Official records point out that the first defendant had arranged to smuggle the drugs into the country, and deliver it to the second defendant once he arrived. But luckily, customs officers suspected the travelling defendant who had hid 12 wraps of marijuana inside a plastic bag.
The Airport’s customs inspectors were checking the traveller’s luggage when they found bags of cereal, with marijuana bags hidden inside and wrapped in tin foil. The drugs weighed 11 kilos and 940 grams in total.
An African visitor has been jailed for 10 years and fined Dhs50,000 by the criminal court for attempting to smuggle marijuana through Dubai International Airport.
UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.