Drug dealer orders dog to attack UAE cops in bid to escape arrest

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Fujairah - The narcotic drugs found in the suspect's house were seized as well.



Published: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 9:35 AM

A GCC national was recently sentenced to 13 years in jail for drug possession and abuse, among other charges - including using his guard dog to attack policemen in Fujairah.
He will be serving time in prison - on top of a Dh20,000 fine - not only for his involvement in illegal drug trade but also for how he assaulted the Fujairah Police during his arrest.
When the cops went to his house to verify a tip-off about his possession of large amounts of drugs, he released his guard dog and ordered it to attack the authorities. The man initially managed to escape.
However, the police was able to take control of the dog. And when they got hold of the suspect, he assaulted them with a knife.
Upon searching his house, the anti-narcotics team found and seized a huge volume of narcotics. The man also tested positive for drugs.
The drug dealer was referred to the public prosecution and then to the Fujairah Criminal Court, which ordered him to serve 10 years in prison and pay a fine of Dh50,000.
He was convicted of possessing and using drugs, resisting arrest, and assaulting policemen.
The verdict was challenged at the Fujairah Criminal Court of Appeal, which handed the 13-year prison sentence with a Dh20,000 fine. 
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