Dubai: Passenger caught at airport for trying to smuggle cocaine capsules in gut

The accused admitted to carrying the drugs inside his stomach, for $1,000

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 17 May 2022, 11:52 AM

Last updated: Tue 17 May 2022, 10:04 PM

A 43-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling cocaine in his gut.

The man was apprehended at a checkpoint in Dubai Airport, where a customs officer thought he looked suspicious.


He was pulled aside and asked whether he was carrying any prohibited items, which he denied. The accused was then taken to a detector, where the customs officer saw capsules in his gut.

The man then admitted to carrying cocaine capsules inside his stomach, for $1,000.


The customs officer handed him over to the General Department for Drug Control. Authorities then ensured that the capsules were extracted in a hospital, and the accused was taken to court. The perpetrator repeated his confession to Public Prosecution.

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