Jobless man offers free drugs to trio in Dubai, faces trial

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Dubai - The Arab man said that the main defendant would give the drugs to women to have them under his control.



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Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 2:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 4:59 PM

An unemployed man is standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he allegedly provided crystal meth to three persons.
According to public prosecution records, the 25-year-old man, a GCC national who is in detention, gave the drugs to two men and a woman, all from the same Arab country, for free.
The three persons, aged 30, 24 and 25, who are out on bail, have been referred to the Court of Misdemeanours on using narcotics charges.
The case dates back to February 6 and was reported at Al Qusais police station.
A police lieutenant from the anti-narcotics general directorate said they were tipped-off that the defendant used drugs and possessed a quantity of narcotics.
Armed with a public prosecution warrant, the police raided the defendant's apartment in Al Nahda. "One of the other men and the woman were there. They did not look fine and admitted they had taken crystal meth. The main defendant and his place were searched but no drugs were found," the lieutenant told the investigator.
They were then taken to the narcotics directorate for necessary drug tests. "The urine sample of the defendants, who were referred to the Court of Misdemeanours, tested positive for drugs. Those defendants claimed the main accused gave it to them for free," the officer said.
The Arab man said that the main defendant would give the drugs to women to have them under his control. He told the police that the main defendant had given him crystal meth about ten times for free because they were friends.
Earlier, a number of school students (in the age group of 16 and 17) were arrested and a quantity of crystal meth and another drug were found in their possession. Their urine samples contained suspected traces of those drugs. They told the police that the defendant had sold them the drugs for certain amounts of money. They said that the main accused would threaten them so not to reveal his name to the police.
All the three other defendants' urine samples contained traces of crystal meth and amphetamine. The woman had taken three narcotics, according to the crime lab report. She told the police that the main defendant had given her crystal meth for free but the other drug for Dh100 three times. Those defendants admitted to the charges during investigation.
The court will hand down a ruling on July 29.
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