11-year prison, Dh50,000 fine for smuggling drugs

The case dates back to November last year, when Sharjah Police received information that a suspect was in possession of a quantity of narcotic pills, and that he was intending to smuggle it to the country.



By Salah Al Deberky - Reporter

Published: Sat 28 Feb 2015, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Fri 10 Jul 2015, 6:45 PM

Sharjah — A 33-year-old Pakistani identified as S.A. has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and slapped a fine of Dh50,000 for smuggling narcotics into the country and consuming drugs.

Presiding judge of the criminal court of first instance at Dibba Al Hisn, part of the Sharjah emirate, found him guilty and ordered that he be deported after serving his jail term.

The case dates back to November last year, when Sharjah Police received information that a suspect was in possession of a quantity of narcotic pills, and that he was intending to smuggle it to the country through the Dibba Al Hisn border check point with Oman.

The police procured an arrest warrant from the public prosecution and laid a trap to catch the suspect. When he tried to cross the border he was stopped and the narcotic pills in his possession were confiscated. A urine test also showed that he had consumed hashish. He was referred to the public prosecution which charged him with smuggling and consuming drugs. He was then sent to the Dibba Al Hisn criminal court of first instance which found him guilty of the charges leveled against him.

salah@khaleejtimes.com


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