Life-term in drug case

A Staff Reporter
Filed on October 6, 2003

DUBAI - The Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced M. A. A., a 27-year-old Sri Lankan, to life in prison on the charges of possessing drugs and trading in narcotic substances.

The defendant was arrested in March this year during a police sting operation in which the defendant was found in possession of 0.6 grammes of marijuana. The defendant was first spotted by a police informant along Jumeirah Corniche giving out his mobile number to passersby.The police arrested the culptit red-handed in a sting operation on March 29

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