Crime and Courts

Woman charged in drug overdose death case in Dubai hotel

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on November 15, 2020


She is accused of facilitating the use of two types of drugs and other narcotics which resulted in a man’s death

A 30-year-old woman has stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance on the charge of providing drugs to a man who died of an overdose.

The court heard that the Emirati woman gave her compatriot hashish, crystal meth, amphetamine and other narcotics on May 25. The incident was reported at the Bur Dubai police station. The defendant has been placed in detention.

She is facing charges of using drugs; and facilitating the use of two types of drugs and other narcotics which resulted in the man’s death.

A police lieutenant in the anti-narcotics general directorate said during the public prosecution investigation that the police rushed to a hotel in Jumeirah after being alerted about a death. “We found the defendant there with the body. We recovered a syringe that we suspected to have been used to inject drugs. We took her into custody and seized the syringe and other relevant evidence.”

The crime lab report showed that the defendant’s urine sample tested positive for several narcotics. The same substances were detected in the drug overdose victim’s urine sample.

The court will pronounce a ruling on November 25.


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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