UAE: Man gets 5-year jail term, Dh15,000 fine for using, distributing drugs

Photo: Alamy
Photo: Alamy

Dubai - He will also be deported after serving his prison term.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 9:30 AM

A 45-year-old Asian businessman was sentenced by the criminal court to five years in jail and a fine of Dh15,000 for possessing and facilitating the provision of drugs to others.

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He will also be deported after serving his prison term.

According to police records, the anti-narcotics department of Dubai Police received information that the convict uses drugs and possesses a quantity of them to distribute to others.

A police team was formed and immediately moved to the residence of the suspect.

The officers found the accused in his apartment using drugs, accompanied by a man and a woman.

During interrogation, the accused admitted that he possessed a quantity of drugs and disclosed their location in the safe in his closet.

The other two accused also confessed to substance abuse after the businessman supplied them with the drugs.


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