Visitor pleads not guilty to drug charges

DUBAI - A Pakistani visitor, M.M., 28, yesterday pleaded not guilty to smuggling heroin into the country with the intention of trafficking it.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Wed 26 Mar 2008, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:48 PM

As per the court records, the defendant had arrived at Dubai International Airport on January 20 with 73 heroin capsules weighing 670 grammes concealed in his stomach.

Police inspector N.M. told the court that he was on duty at the airport on January 20.

He frisked M.M. and searched his bags.

“As his behaviour raised suspicion, we made him undergo scanning which revealed the capsules in his stomach. “We then called the anti-narcotics unit,” the witness said. The next hearing is scheduled for April 15.

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