Up to Dhs50,000 fine, jail for transferring funds to buy narcotics
17 Feb 2022
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The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained on Thursday, through a video posted on its social media accounts, the penalties for transferring of funds with the aim of committing any offences of abuse or personal use of any narcotics or psychotropic substances.
According to Article 64 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 30 of 2021 on Combatting Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances, without prejudice to any severer penalty provided for in another law, "whoever deposits or transfers, whether by himself or through others, or accepts the transfer to him of funds with a view to committing any offences of abuse or personal use of any narcotics or psychotropic substances" shall be sentenced to detention or fine of not less than Dhs50,000.