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Dubai visitor on trial for bid to smuggle drugs

Dubai - The public prosecution referred him to the criminal court for further legal proceedings.



By Hesham Salah

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 4:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 4:42 PM

A 47-year-old Dubai visitor is standing trial at Dubai Criminal Court after he tried to smuggle 941grams of heroin and diazepam into the country.

Documents of Dubai public prosecution show that the incident dates back to November 17, 2020, when authorities of Dubai airport spotted a suspicious package inside a traveller's bag.

On checking it, they found that the package contained 119 capsules with powder inside them.

A sample revealed that the capsules contained heroin and diazepam.

The package was seized by the authorities and the visitor was arrested. The public prosecution referred him to the criminal court for further legal proceedings.


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