Dubai visitor gets 10 years in jail for smuggling 1kg heroin
He was caught at the airport with 72 drug capsules
A Dubai visitor, who was caught at the airport with more than 1kg of heroin, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Thursday.
The Dubai Court of First Instance ordered that the 24-year-old Afghan man be deported at the end of his jail term and after paying a fine of Dh50,000.
According to public prosecution records, the case dates back to September 25 when the accused was arrested at Dubai International Airport with 72 heroin capsules weighing over 1kg in possession. He was referred to the General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics and remains in detention ever since.
The public prosecution referred the defendant to trial with the charges of smuggling and possession of drugs.
The technical report of the Crime Lab showed that the quantity seized from the visitor was heroin and weighed more than 1 kg.
The defendant can appeal the ruling within 15 days.
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