22-year-old expat caught with 40kg drugs in UAE
Authorities arrested the accused and referred the case to the public prosecution.
A 22-year-old Asian expat has stood trial at the Sharjah Criminal Court for allegedly possessing 40kg of crystal meth, which he had hidden in a pile of iron bars at a scrap yard in the emirate.
When he was confronted with the accusation in court, the defendant claimed he didn't know that the substance was a kind of narcotics. He said his partner at work requested him to receive the items and asked him to hand them over to someone, providing a phone number.
The young man said he had been arrested before he got to call the number.
According to police records, the anti-narcotics department received a tip-off regarding the presence of drugs at the scrap yard in Sharjah Industrial Area 12.
As soon as they got the information, the police searched the site and found the crystal meth under the iron bars.
Authorities arrested the accused and referred the case to the public prosecution, which charged him with illegal possession of drugs.
The erring outlets were detected during 257 inspections launched in... READ MORE
The extension that began on August 11 will end on September 11. READ MORE
Faisal Abdul Salam was seen in a disheveled state in Al Qusais. READ MORE
The weather bureau also says it will be humid on Tuesday evening and... READ MORE
Taking a Covid-19 test 24 hours before a gathering is also... READ MORE
Parking zones in Muweilah commercial area, Al Taawun and Al Nahda... READ MORE
Dubai Municipality revealed that 350 visits were made to various... READ MORE
He had taken a break from cricket citing burnout as one of the... READ MORE