UAE: Tourist on trial for attempting to smuggle drugs into Dubai

Dubai - Officials found two packages that contained a white substance, which lab reports later confirmed to be cocaine.



By Hesham Salah

Published: Fri 12 Feb 2021, 4:27 PM

A visitor from South America was arrested at Dubai Airport after authorities discovered she was attempting to smuggle drugs into the country.

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Public Prosecution documents date the case back to November 30 last year, when the 40-year-old woman arrived in Dubai as a tourist.

At the checkpoint, authorities suspected that the woman might be in possession of illegal substances.

Upon inspecting her luggage, they found two packages that contained a white substance which lab reports later confirmed to be cocaine.

Authorities noted that the two packages contained approximately 250 grams of the illegal drug. The drugs were seized, and the woman arrested.

After the investigation, the public prosecution referred the visitor to the criminal court for trial on charges of attempting to smuggle and sell drugs in the UAE.

Photo: Alamy
Photo: Alamy

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