Crime and Courts

Drug addict bites Dubai cop's hand to resist arrest

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on February 3, 2019
Drug addict bites Dubai cops hand to resist arrest

(File photo)

The man had taken two types of drugs when he bit the hand of the anti-narcotics police lieutenant.

A 42-year-old drug addict was charged at a Dubai court on Sunday for physically assaulting an on-duty police lieutenant who was trying to take him into custody.

The Court of First Instance was told that the Filipino man had taken two types of drugs when he bit the hand of the anti-narcotics police lieutenant and slapped his other hand on July 4, last year. A case was registered at Bur Dubai police station.

Prosecutors accused him of physically assaulting an on-duty police officer and taking drugs.

The lieutenant said they arrested the defendant around 4pm outside the building where he stayed in Al Quoz. "The arrest came after another man, who was referred to the Court of Misdemeanors, confessed during interrogation that he had got crystal meth from him."

The officer recounted how the defendant put up a fierce resistance and tried to escape.

"The accused then bit my right hand fingers and slapped my left hand. He was brought under control. No drugs were found on him or after the search of his place. The man was taken to the narcotics department and then referred to the crime lab to give a urine sample," the lieutenant told the public prosecution investigator.

The crime lab report showed the defendant's urine sample tested positive for crystal meth and amphetamine.

The lieutenant got a medical report for the injuries he sustained due to the incident. It was enclosed to the case file. 

The defendant will be sentenced on February 24.



Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, Lebanese community-related affairs and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, Marie worked as an in-house reporter, covering international affairs for the LBCI and the LBC Sat (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International), a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for Sagesse, a renowned law college in the heart of the Lebanese capital. Marie speaks fluently Arabic, French, English and Spanish. She is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and of the French literature.

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