Man with narcotics, ammunition held

ABU DHABI — In an ambush outside the city of Abu Dhabi, police have caught a man red-handed, taking and possessing narcotics and an unlicensed gun and ammunition. The suspect, identified as Salem Ahmed, fell into the ambush when he parked his car at 10pm in the vicinity of policemen on the highway from Abu Dhabi towards Al Wathba town.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Thu 13 Oct 2005, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:49 PM

As Ahmed stayed for a long while inside his car, the police suspected him. When approached by the police and asked for his ID card and driving licence, the suspect startled and tried in vain to run away. He then threw a small wrapper on the ground, but the police picked it up and found that it contained a dope.

Upon searching the man, more dopes were found hidden in his garment in addition to alcoholic drinks, a firearm and ammunition inside the car. He was immediately arrested, and when interrogated by the police station, he admitted possessing the confiscated materials.

Soon after that, he was referred to the prosecution on six charges. All of the crimes committed by the suspect are in violation of Islamic Shariah rules and articles 1, 6/1, 34, 39 and 56 of Federal Law No. 14 for 1995 on combating narcotics and psychotropic stimulants, as well as articles 2 and 63 of the Federal Law No. 11 for 1976 on firearms, munitions and firecrackers.

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