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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Latin American woman to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs50,000 on charges of importing 55 kilogrammes of cocaine inside her suitcase. The defendant alleged that the suitcase belonged to another person in her home country and she knew nothing about what it contained.
The case dated back to last November when a customs inspector suspected the contents of a visitor’s suitcase and asked her to pass it on the X-ray baggage scanner. The inspector stated that when he found that the suitcase did not look normal, he searched it and found a jacket in it, which contained a substance suspected to be cocaine.
The same substance was also found inside the internal side pocket of the suitcase. As a result, the woman was referred to the police and the substances to the forensic lab. The public prosecution charged the woman with importing and possessing narcotics and referred her to the Criminal Court.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian, 47, to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs50,000 on charges of possessing and promoting drugs via a website and a WhatsApp messaging group.
The Dubai Court of Appeal ruled that a two-year sentence issued against an unemployed Arab be commuted to six months. The court upheld a fine of Dhs120,000 and deportation after serving his sentence.
The Dubai Criminal Court convicted a gang of four Africans, one of them is a fugitive, and sentenced them to 3 years in jail to be followed by deportation after serving their sentences, for stealing Dhs670,000 from the safe of a cargo company after breaking into it and threatening the accountant and two workers with a knife.
The Criminal Court in Dubai sentenced an Asian driver to six months in prison for embezzling Dhs60,000 from his workplace, and lost what he embezzled in gambling. The Court also ordered the convict to repay double the amount he embezzled and fined him Dhs5,000 for the second charge. He would be also deported after serving the terms, the Court ruled.
Citing the confessional statement, the investigators said he had taken his children on a motorbike to Lulliyani Canal in District Kasur. He asked his children to pose for a selfie, but suddenly, he pushed them into the canal.
At least ten people were killed in India's state of Sikkim and 82 others, including 23 army personnel, were missing after heavy rainfall caused the glacial Lhonak lake to overflow, spurring catastrophic flooding in the region on Wednesday, officials said.
Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that the entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Maqta Bridge are not allowed to use during morning rush hours only by large buses transporting workers.