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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 32-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court for attempting to smuggle 6,100g of marijuana into Dubai Airport.
Court records reveal that in January 2021 the vigilance of a customs officer led to the arrest of drug-trafficker.
“The defendant’s luggage box was suspected as the x-ray machine had detected thick objects placed inside,” customs officer said in his testimony.
He added that the defendant was accompanied to a search room during which 6 plastic rolls of marijuana weighing 6,100g were found.
The defendant denied having any knowledge about the drugs inside his luggage.
Airport police transferred the drug-trafficking case to the anti-narcotics department so the defendant can be legally charged for smuggling drugs.