Man caught at Dubai airport with 18.2 kg of clothes soaked in crystal meth

Man caught at Dubai airport with 18.2 kg of clothes soaked in crystal meth

The accused denied the drug smuggling charge against him in court.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 5:48 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 7:55 PM

The Dubai Court of First Instance heard the case of a man who was caught at the Dubai International Airport with 18.2 kilos of crystal meth-soaked clothing items.
The accused denied the drug smuggling charge against him in court.
Public prosecution records show that the 39-year-old Nigerian man arrived at the Dubai International Airport on April 6.
A customs inspector was assigned by a colleague to search the defendant's baggage. "He raised our suspicions as he looked agitated when his handbag was scanned. He denied he was carrying any contraband substance."
The inspector searched the other check-in bag which the accused collected after it was scanned. "I found very rigid clothes in it. There were traces of white powder on it. I had a suspicion that the clothes were soaked with drugs. The accused denied having anything to do with the clothes. He claimed a person in Nigeria gave him the clothes to deliver them in Dubai," the inspector told the prosecutor.
According to the Crime Lab report, the 32 pieces of clothing were seized from the defendant and were found all to be soaked with crystal meth which weighed 18.2 kilos.
The defendant remains in detention.
He will be sentenced on June 27.
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