Visitor admits possessing drugs for personal use

DUBAI — An Omani visitor, identified as W.K., yesterday pleaded guilty before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance to the charges of possessing drugs and a mind-altering substance for personal use.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Sat 12 Jul 2008, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:10 PM

W.K. was caught by the Customs inspectors at the Hatta Passport Control checkpoint on May 16 this year. He was travelling in a bus coming from Oman to Dubai.

As a Customs officer stepped into the bus a huge luggage kept on the rear seat aroused his suspicion.

When he went to check the luggage, he found the man hiding behind the luggage.

Without being asked anything, W.K. flashed his passport to the officer.

Since the man looked tense, the officer took him to the inspection room. A search revealed a hashish roll weighing more than 10 grammes and a mind-altering pill concealed in his underwear.

The accused said he bought the hashish in Oman and was planning to travel to Thailand en route Dubai.

Women on trial for selling pirated DVDs

TWO Chinese women visitors yesterday pleaded not guilty to possessing and selling pirated DVDs, including porn material, in the Court of Misdemeanour.

Both Y.K., 24, and M.L., 44, told the court they did not have anything to do with the seized DVDs.

M.L. is also accused of lying to the police officers by giving them a false name.

The case dates back to May 20 this year when the police were tipped off about two Chinese women selling DVDs to passers-by in Hamiriyah area. The police officers reached the place and found the women with two bags containing more than 760 copied DVDs and 25 porn DVDs.

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