Crime and Courts

Dubai visitor caught at airport with 1kg heroin, court hears

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on November 5, 2020


The drugs were packed in 72 capsules

A Dubai visitor, who was caught at the airport with over 1kg of heroin, stood trial at the Court of First Instance on Thursday.

Dubai public prosecution records show that the case dates back to September 25 when the 24-year-old Afghan man was arrested at the Dubai International Airport in possession of 72 capsules containing heroin. He was referred to the General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics and remains in detention ever since.

The public prosecution referred the defendant to trial on charges of importing and possession of drugs. The authority recommended a stiff punishment for the accused.

The technical report of the Crime Lab showed that the quantity seized from the visitor was heroin and weighed more than 1kg.

A ruling will be pronounced on November 12.


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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