Dubai housewife tries to smuggle drugs in her luggage

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Dubai - The 47-year-old Egyptian woman was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of possession and importing of drugs and ordered to be deported after serving her jail term.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:40 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 7:40 PM

A housewife, who was arrested at the Dubai international airport with drugs in her possession, has been sentenced to two years in jail on drug charges.
The 47-year-old Egyptian woman was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of possession and importing of drugs and ordered to be deported after serving her jail term.
The Criminal Evidence report showed that 38 tramadol pills were seized from the housewife. The customs also recovered 187.2gm of hashish from her.
A customs inspector said that she searched the defendant's luggage on August 21 at the airport.
"A sergeant told me to search the traveller in the private room. I did not find any banned substance on her. But in her luggage, I found tramadol tablets," the inspector said.
"At first, she denied having any drugs, but when we found tramadol pills in a medicine box and hashish hidden in her clothes, she admitted she brought the drugs for personal use."
The drugs, seized from the housewife, were confiscated as per the court's ruling. She may appeal the ruling within 15 days.
mary@khaleejtimes.com 


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