An Asian visitor was sentenced to 10 years in jail and was fined Dhs50,000 for smuggling 1,250g of heroin into Dubai.
A 38-year-old Asian visitor was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges for smuggling 258g of heroin into the country.
Customs officers requested a routine check on the defendant’s belongings, and then asked him to undergo a body scanner for security purposes.
The gang confessed to bringing narcotics from outside the country and distributing them in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Colonel Al-Quraini clarified that the legal procedures had been completed, and the contraband had been handed over to the anti-narcotics authorities.
The witness added that the suspect was about to sell an amount to a secret source at Dhs260,000.
Sri Lankan police have detained international cricketer Shehan Madushanka on a charge of possessing heroin, officials said on Monday. He was carrying just over two grams of heroin when detained.