Up to Dh1-million fine: UAE authority warns of hefty penalties for promoting firearms, explosives online

The policy falls under Article 29 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrimes

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Published: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2:52 PM

Trafficking in and promoting firearms, ammunition, or explosives is a serious offence in the UAE, punishable by hefty penalties that include jail time and up to Dh1 million in fines.

In a fresh warning issued on Wednesday, the country's Public Prosecution said whoever publishes information online about firearms trafficking could be sentenced to imprisonment of no less than a year or a fine of Dh500,000 to Dh1 million.


This also applies to those who will be caught running a website "with the intent of trafficking in or promoting firearms, ammunition or explosives in cases other than those permitted by law".

The policy falls under Article 29 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrimes.



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