Man jailed for life in UAE, fined Dh210,000 for selling drugs
Abu Dhabi - Prosecutors had charged him with possessing, dealing and consuming drugs.
Published: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1:28 PM
Last updated: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11:10 PM
An expat, who was convicted of possessing 1.14g of heroin, has had his life in jail sentence upheld on appeal. The Arab man had also been charged with consuming cocaine and morphine. Maintaining the rulings by the lower courts, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi also fined him Dh210,000 and ordered his deportation.
Court documents stated that the Arab man was arrested red-handed in a northern emirate trying to sell drugs to an uncover police agent.
Prosecutors had charged him with possessing, dealing and consuming drugs.
In addition to the life term and the fine, the lower courts had sentenced him to two years in jail for using drugs. He challenged the ruling at the UAE's top court, denying the charges and claiming that he was wrongly convicted.
He told the supreme court that he never dealt drugs and that the heroin he was caught with was only for personal use.