Drug trafficker jailed for 10 years; fined Dh 50,000

ABU DHABI — The Federal Supreme Court has sentenced a man to 10 years’ imprisonment and fined him of Dh50,000 followed by deportation after finding him guilty of drug trafficking.

By Adel Arfah

Published: Tue 10 Jul 2007, 9:15 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:06 AM

The suspect was trapped by undercover agents after they received a tip-off that the suspect had smuggled into UAE contraband drugs with the intention of selling it in the country.

After his arrest, the accused admitted having smuggled the drugs with the intention of selling them here.

The Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance has earlier sentenced him to 10 years in jail followed by deportation, in addition to Dh50,000 fine. The accused moved the Court of Appeal, which upheld the lower court’s decision.

The accused then took the matter to the Federal Supreme Court in which the public prosecutor demanded death sentence for the defendant. While rejecting the demand for capital punishment, the Federal Supreme Court upheld the verdicts of the lower courts.

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