Man jailed, fined for swallowing hashish

FUJAIRAH — The Khorfakkan Criminal Court on Monday sentenced a man to 10 years in jail and fined him Dh50,000 after the court found him guilty of possessing and using hashish.

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Published: Thu 25 Nov 2010, 10:57 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:09 PM

The court case dates back to August when MA, who was taken into custody over a drug case, took advantage of a police officer’s distraction — the latter was busy writing down the investigation records at the eastern region police directorate — and swallowed the piece of hashish seized, in an attempt to escape the charge.

The accused was then moved to the hospital where he received first aid.

A report about the occurrence was put forward to the security bodies after which the accused was referred to the prosecution which charged him with possessing narcotics and taking a police officer by surprise by swallowing the drug.

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