Saudi judge, wife held for possessing, using drugs

DUBAI - A senior Saudi judge and his wife were arrested here on Friday for allegedly possessing and using drugs, according to a Dubai police source.



by

Amira Agarib

Published: Tue 5 Aug 2008, 1:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:00 PM

He said that the accused was a judge who served as a head of Shariah court in Saudi Arabia. Currently in the custody of Bur Dubai police station, Hamad Salim bin Naif, the accused was arrested from a hotel in Bur Dubai. Some hashish was allegedly found in his possession at the time of his arrest, the source added.

The police acted on a tip off that the suspect had arrived in the UAE recently on a visit had hashish in his possesion. The police CID officials tracked down the suspect and raided his room in the hotel on Friday night after seeking permission from the Dubai Public Prosecution, the source added. The police recovered 4 grammes of hashish from his bag. Both the accused and his wife were then referred to the Bur Dubai Police Station.

During interrogation, the accused said that he had brought the hashish from Saudi Arabia.

He confessed that he and his 42-year-old Moroccon wife used drugs and the confiscated hashish was for their personal use only.

amira@khaleejtimes.com


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