One-year jail term for smuggling narcotics

DUBAI - Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday sentenced three UAE nationals to one year prison terms for possession and abuse of narcotic substances and for smuggling heroin into the detention cells of Rashidiya Police Station, hidden in a cloth of one of the inmates.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 27 Aug 2003, 12:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 5 Apr 2023, 12:11 PM

I.I.M., 21, was asked by H.A.A., 28, who was being held at the police station, to borrow a car from his brother, to go to a drug dealer named as Yacoub, pay him Dh500 and get some heroin.

I.I.M. along with Y.A.A., 20, purchased a sports shirt, hid heroin in the garment by cutting its seams open. They then took the shirt to an Indian tailor and forced him to sew the shirt, making sure to hide the part which contained the drugs. The two then tried to smuggle the drugs into the detention cell concealing the shirt among other clothing items belonging to H.A.A. However, they were caught.

Credit card fraud

The court also sentenced L.J.H., a 46-year-old Malaysian national, to two years in prison for forging a Singaporean passport and a Dubai International Airport entry stamp, and using four fake credit cards to make large purchases of jewellery. The accused was caught along with his compatriot and accomplice in crime, K.H.Y., 31, on March 10 at the security office of a shopping mall in Deira, after they used fake credit cards to purchase Dh436,000 worth of jewellery from a gold shop.

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