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Man caught with drugs in e-cigarettes, candies at Dubai airport

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on December 11, 2019
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(KT File)

The man claimed they were for personal use only.

An American citizen, who was caught with marijuana oil and candies stuffed with cannabis, stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Wednesday.

The case dates back to September 4 when the 42-year-old American man was apprehended at the Dubai International Airport after customs officers found contraband in his luggage.

He remained in detention ever since.

The man confessed to possessing the drugs, but claimed they were for personal use only.

According to the Dubai Police crime lab, the General Directorate of Criminal Evidence and Forensics, as many as 37 e-cigarette filters containing marijuana oil, a quantity of heroin and another quantity of cannabis oil, were seized from the traveller.

A total of 147 candies stuffed with cannabis, weighing over 818 grams, were also found in his baggage. Besides, 19 controlled tablets were confiscated from the man. 

He was then referred to the General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics.

A ruling will be issued on December 22.


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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