Dubai female expat caught selling drugs to undercover cop

Dubai, female, expat, caught, selling, drugs, undercover cop

Dubai - The defendant, currently a jobless, has been placed in detention.


Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:44 PM

A Dubai expat, caught red-handed providing an undercover policeman with hashish, has been charged at the Court of First Instance.
The 27-year-old Egyptian woman is facing charges of facilitating the drug use to others and using amphetamine and crystal meth.
The defendant, currently a jobless, has been placed in detention.
The case dates back to July 18 last year and was registered at the Al Muraqqabat police station.
A lieutenant from the anti-narcotics general directorate of Dubai Police said they were tipped-off by a reliable source that the defendant used drugs and possessed a quantity for selling it to addicts.
"Through investigation, we verified the information to be true. After taking the necessary legal procedure, we assigned a policeman to get in contact with the accused.
"In front of me, the policeman requested a quantity of drugs from the defendant on WhatsApp. They agreed on a venue to meet in Al Muraqqabat. She sent her location at 1.30am. I, together with other anti-narcotics officers, accompanied the policeman and watched him from a distance."
The policeman proceeded to meet the defendant in a civil car.
"Right after she handed over hashish to the undercover cop and collected the cash, we raided the car following a signal (earlier agreed on) by that cop. The defendant then admitted that she indeed handed over a quantity of hashish to the officer as she needed cash to pay for her rent," the lieutenant told the public prosecution investigator.
According to the crime lab report, the quantity seized from the accused was hashish and weighed 3.67 grams.
Her urine sample tested positive for amphetamine and crystal meth.
The defendant will be sentenced on March 29.

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