Crime and Courts

Passenger arrested at Dubai airport for drug smuggling attempt

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on November 14, 2019
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Officers noticed an unusual weight around his waist.

An Asian man was arrested at Dubai International Airport after authorities for attempting to smuggle drugs.

The police found 3.5 kilograms of drugs wrapped around his body, according to local reports on Thursday.

Also read: 12 items banned when flying to UAE

According to Dubai public prosecution's documents, airport authorities noticed an 'unusual bulge' around the accused man's waist.

Officers found the packs of drugs on the 31-year-old man after he was searched in the body inspection room as he tried to pass the security gates.

Eight packs of illegal drugs were found wrapped around his body.

The man was arrested, and the drugs were seized.

The drugs were identified - by the prosecution - as Ketamine. His case was submitted to the criminal court for further legal procedures.

What is Ketamine?

It is a psychotropic substance banned in the UAE.

'When misused, ketamine can change your sense of sight and sound. You can have hallucinations and feel out of touch with your surroundings - and even from yourself. It can make it hard to speak or move, and it's been abused as a date-rape drug - WebMD'

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