Arab woman in jail for peddling tramadol tablets
Ras Al Khaimah - The woman claimed that her brother was behind the drug haul.
The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab woman to seven years in jail, and deportation thereafter over trafficking in narcotic charges.
As per court records, the case dates back to March this year when the RAK police were alerted by undercover sources about a druggie here.
The anti-narcotics department of the RAK police, armed with the permission of the public prosecution, initiated investigations about the case and tracked down the suspect for some time.
A tight security trap was set, and the druggie was apprehended red-handed with 15,000 narcotic tramadol tablets in her possession while she was driving her own car on one of the roads of the emirate.
The drugs seized were confiscated and the woman was taken into police custody for further investigation.
They were both, the drugs and woman, referred to the RAK public prosecution which charged her with possessing a large amount of drugs with the intent of peddling.
The RAK Public Prosecution asked the court to have no mercy on the druggie who was allegedly planning to sell the narcotic tablets to young people, mainly the Emirati nationals and the rich of them.
In her pleading, the woman claimed that her brother was behind the drug haul. She said that he asked her to deliver the contraband, which she "had no clue of", to one of his friends.
The prosecution told the court that the drug dealers, mainly those peddling narcotic tramadol tablets, are targeting young people disregard their catastrophic impact on their health, family, and life as a whole.
Tramadol is highly restricted as per the Ministerial Decree No15/2011 concerning the tables attached to the Federal Law No (14) 1995 (Second Article) regarding the Counter Measures against Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, they added.
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"This is also a crime of smuggling prohibited goods pursuant to the provisions of Article 5/145 of the Common Customs Law for GCC States," they said, noting that
Tramadol, as per medical reports can cause shortness of breath, skeletal muscles relaxation, comma, convulsions, bradycardia, low blood pressure, heart failure and death.