Duo jailed for drug abuse, illegal sex

Duo jailed for drug abuse, illegal sex

Dubai - The couple who were taken into custody from their house later confessed to the crime. The couple may appeal the ruling.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 22 Mar 2016, 4:32 PM

 A man was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over drug abuse and facilitating its use for a woman.
A 34-year-old Pakistani, identified as A.A., was convicted by the Court of First Instance for possessing different quantities of heroin and crystal meth and supplying them to a 27-year-old Tajik woman, identified M.S. She was jailed for four years for using heroin and other drugs. A.A. was also ordered to pay a Dh20,000 fine.
A.A. and M.S. have also been accused of having sex out of wedlock. The court ordered that both of them be deported after completing their jail sentences.
A police lieutenant said that the anti-narcotics division received a tip-off on December 27 last year that A.A. and M.S. stayed at a hotel in Naif and were in possession of drugs.
The couple who were taken into custody from their house later confessed to the crime. The couple may appeal the ruling.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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