High on drugs, man assaults Dubai cops, resists arrest


High on drugs, man assaults Dubai cops, resists arrest

Dubai - Both suspects were referred for toxicology tests.


Marie Nammour

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Published: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 2:55 PM

A 25-year-old, who was high on drugs when he behaved aggressively and used force with on-duty Dubai Police anti-narcotics officers, was charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday.
Prosecutors accused the Emirati man of assaulting and kicking the officers while resisting arrest.
According to public prosecution records, the defendant threatened the officers with a cleaver and told them to leave his house or he would stab them. He had taken hashish, meth and amphetamine, prior to his confrontation with the police.
The case, that dates back to October 4, 2018, was registered at Al Qusais police station.
A police lieutenant said he was assigned by the department to apprehend the defendant. "We were tipped off that he possessed and used drugs. With a warrant, we went to his house and found that his room was locked. As he would not open the door for us, we broke it down in the presence of his mother."
The lieutenant told the prosecutor that the accused then threatened them with a cleaver unless they left his room. "He was brought under control. The man would not let us handcuff him and kicked us. Another suspect - who was hiding in the toilet - was also taken into custody."
Both suspects were referred for toxicology tests. 
According to the crime lab report, the urine sample test of the defendant came positive for hashish, meth and amphetamine.
The accused has been placed in detention.
A ruling will be pronounced on January 28.

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