Driver in Dubai on trial over drug possession

A driver stood trial in the Court of First Instance on the charges of possessing and using hashish and Tramadol pills.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Fri 14 Mar 2014, 11:49 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:18 PM

The 23-year-old Pakistani was arrested on December 16 last year with 91 grams of hashish and 24 Tramadol pills.

An anti-narcotics police corporal said they received information that the accused was at a hotel in Jebel Ali and possessed a quantity of drugs which he was trying to sell.

“On December 16 last year, we learnt that the defendant was at a hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road. With a prosecution warrant, we found and arrested him around 11.50pm at the hotel’s reception.”

The officers searched him and found drugs on him. “He alleged that the Tramadol pills and hashish found in his jacket did not belong to him. He claimed that the jacket he had just found in the taxi he took and that it was not his.”

But the officers found his personal wallet and ID in the jacket’s pocket. Another quantity of hashish was found in his place in Abu Dhabi. He was taken to the General Directorate of Narcotics.

According to the Criminal Evidence report, the hashish seized from the accused weighed 91.2 grams in total. The report showed that traces of Codeine, Morphine, Tramadol and hashish were found in his urine sample. He admitted in the interrogation that the drugs found with him belonged to him. He claimed he got them from a Yemeni man.

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