Man to stand trial in Dubai for trying to smuggle drugs in his stomach

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Dubai - The accused tried to smuggle heroin by hiding 60 plastic capsules inside his body

By Hesham Salah

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 7:20 PM

Last updated: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 7:26 PM

A man of Asian origin was arrested from the Dubai International Airport after authorities found that he was trying to smuggle 681.8 grams of heroin into the country.

Documents revealed that the incident had occurred on September 30, 2020.

Airport authorities noticed that there were some objects hidden inside the accused’s body.

The accused, 32, was taken to Rashid Hospital, where the medical team discovered 60 plastic capsules hidden inside his body that contained heroin.

The hospital authorities put him to sleep in order to take out the drugs from his body.

He will face trial at the Dubai Criminal Court.

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