Two brothers on trial over drug charges

According to prosecution records, narcotic pills were found with the 31-year-old accused upon his arrival at Terminal 1 at the Dubai International Airport on February 26.



By Marie Nammour/senior Reporter

Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:43 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Two Palestinian bothers, both employees aged, 31 and 29, have been charged in the Court of First Instance with possessing and using of drugs and narcotics.

According to prosecution records, narcotic pills were found with the 31-year-old accused upon his arrival at Terminal 1 at the Dubai International Airport on February 26.

A Customs inspector said in the public prosecution investigation that he was on a night duty shift when the first accused was referred to him by the anti-narcotics officers.

“No drugs were found in his baggage. But I searched him then and found two pills of Tramadol on him, which he admitted he forgot them in his pocket and were for personal use”.

A policeman said that the older brother was detained at their police station of the airport following his arrest upon his arrival. The other brother was detained later at the airport when he came from Abu Dhabi to bring clothes and food to his sibling.

“He came with his sibling’s wife and brought a bag containing clean clothes, food and money. I searched two pairs of jeans and found Tramadol pills in one of them. The brother and the wife denied knowing anything about the pills and claimed they brought the bag without searching the clothes,” the policeman told the prosecutor.

The older brother confessed to the police that he had brought the pills from Lebanon and claimed he was taking them for medical treatment.

The Criminal Lab report said that the younger brother’s urine sample test contained traces of hashish and amphetamine. The other brother was proved through the test to have taken Tramadol.

mary@khaleejtimes.com 


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