In another drug-trafficking case, customs officers at the Dubai Airport have successfully showed their competence, after placing an African visitor under arrest and preventing the smuggling of 34kg of marijuana.
Customs officers requested a routine check on the defendant’s belongings, and then asked him to undergo a body scanner for security purposes.
The force also blocked 16 websites that promoted drugs and provided international anti-narcotics agencies with 68 security tips that led to the seizure of 3,512 tonnes of illegal drugs and narcotic pills and the arrest of 34 suspects.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a European to five years in jail, to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs400 for facilitating drug abuse for others.
A 35-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges, after he was caught using and facilitating crystal meth in Dubai.
Actor-producer Yuvraj S. Singh, a close friend of late star Sushant Singh Rajput, says not only does the drug culture prevail in Bollywood, it is also a way to move around in the industry. He claimed that most A-list actors are addicted to cocaine.
In a major development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday said that it has summoned Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preeet Singh for questioning in a drug-related case
A ranking Commission on Human Rights (CHR) official warned the Philippines could face sanctions from the international community if Congress would approve the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for the controversial return of the death penalty in the war on illegal drugs.
The Abu Dhabi Police successfully thwarted a drug trafficking operation of 1.2 million pills that was carried out by a gang of seven Asians.