The Fujairah Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the verdict of the Court of First Instance in sentencing Badry Ahmad, a national, to one year in jail for consuming drugs.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 28 Sep 2005, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:27 PM

According to the case history, the police received a call stating that a national and another friend were misbehaving in public. They were kept under scrutiny and were found guilty of misdemeanour. Subsequently, laboratory tests of Ahmad's blood sample revealed traces of narcotics. He was referred to the Public Prosecution and charged with taking drugs.

Subsequently, he was referred to Shariah court, which handed down a one-year jail term. He appealed against the verdict, but the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's judgment.

In the second case, Alaa Aldin Ibrahim, an Egyptian, was sentenced to four years in jail for consuming drugs, but was acquitted of the charges of being in possession of hashish with the intention of drug trafficking. He was also convicted of a third charge — being in possession of alcohol — and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment followed by deportation.

The Drug Combat Department received a tip-off that the accused was consuming and trafficking in drugs. He was kept under surveillance and the information was confirmed. A police team raided his residence and found a packet of cigarettes with hashish and a bottle of alcohol.

The Public Prosecution arraigned him with possession of drugs with the aim of trafficking, taking drugs and being in possession of alcohol. He was referred to the Shariah Court, which acquitted him of the first charge, but convicted him on the second and third charges. The Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's verdict.

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