Two get death for drug trafficking

One Emirati and an Iranian were sentenced to capital punishment by the Dibba Criminal Court in a case heard on Tuesday in which a gang of five drug pushers comprising four Emiratis and one Iranian have been charged with smuggling narcotics in to the country.

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Published: Thu 10 May 2012, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:38 AM

The Emirati sentenced to death is identified as W.A. while the Iranian, H.A., has been given the capital punishment in absentia.

Two other accomplices, S.M. and A.A., were sentenced to 10 years each in jail and fined Dh20,000 each. Another gang member M.A. has been given four years in prison.

The case goes back to the end of last year when the Anti-Narcotics Department of the Sharjah Police received a tip-off that a gang of five members had planned to bring into the country a quantity of narcotics for peddling over the Dibba Al Hisn land border check point. They were arrested with 18kg of hashish and 20,000 tramadol tablets.

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