Twins caught with drug candies at Dubai International Airport

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Dubai - The 20-year-old twins from South Africa were caught on July 11 at the Dubai international airport.

By Marie Nammour

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Published: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:42 PM

The Court of First Instance in Dubai has sentenced two sisters, who were caught at airport in possession of candies containing hashish, to three months in jail, to be followed by deportation.
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The 20-year-old twins from South Africa were caught on July 11 at the Dubai international airport.
At the court, the sisters pleaded not guilty to charges of importing and possession of hashish for personal use, claiming they were not aware of what was inside the candies.
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Their defence lawyer argued that they did not have any criminal intention since they were unaware of what the candies contained.
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The customs had found 20 pieces of candy containing hashish (weighing 306.5 grams) with one of them while the other woman was found in possession of 19 candy pieces (wrapped in plastic and containing hashish weighing 297.5 grams).
The hashish was confiscated according to the court's verdict.
mary@khaleejtimes.com 



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