Pharmacist’s life term for selling drugs upheld

The Fujairah Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a lower court’s verdict sentencing an expatriate pharmacist to life imprisonment for selling narcotic pills.

Published: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 12:44 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:35 AM

The three-member bench presided by Abdullah Al Salamai also upheld the fine of Dh50,000 and deportation after serving his jail term. The case dated back to January this year when the Ant-Narcotics Unit of the police received a tipoff that an Arab pharmacist, identified as A.A.M, was trading and selling narcotic pills.

After verifying the information, an undercover agent was deployed to strike a deal with him. The undercover cop managed to convince the pharmacist and struck a deal. The pharmacist was arrested when he handed over the contraband to the cop at the venue agreed upon earlier.

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