Sailor tries to smuggle 2,400 electronic detonators into UAE, jailed

Sailor tries to smuggle 2,400 electronic detonators into UAE, jailed

Abu Dhabi - He has also been fined Dh3,000


Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 4:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 6:26 PM

A sailor, who tried to smuggle 2,400 electronic detonators into the UAE using a vessel, will be jailed for a month.
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that found the Iranian man guilty of trying to illegally bring in the electronic devices into the country without a licence.
The court also fined the man Dh3,000 and ordered confiscation of all the items recovered from him.
Official court documents stated that the Iranian was caught by customs officers at one of the ports in the UAE while carrying the items on a vessel.
The man didn't have the licence to import the devices - including 140 boxes containing 2,400 pieces of electronic detonators - into the country.
The public prosecution had charged the man with attempting to smuggle unauthorized items into the UAE and suggested that the man be punished in accordance with the provisions of article 71 of the Federal Law No. 5 of 2013 on arms, ammunition, explosives and military equipment.
Both the Criminal Court of First Instance and the appeal court had ordered that the Dh3,000 penalty be imposed on him and the items in his possession be confiscated.
The man challenged the verdicts in UAE's top court which maintained rulings by lower courts and also sentenced the accused to one month in prison.
The man will be deported after serving his jail term.

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