Woman caught at Dubai airport with drugs under her clothes

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Woman caught at Dubai airport with 11,408 pills strapped under her clothes, court was told

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By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 1:54 AM

A Pakistani woman, who was allegedly caught at the Dubai International Airport with as many as 11,408 psychotropic pills strapped under her clothes, denied a charge of smuggling drugs for trafficking in the Court of First Instance.
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The 39-year-old woman, holder of a visit visa, was arrested around 2:00am on June 11 after she raised the suspicions of a customs inspector.
"She arrived at the inspection point at around 2:00am. I saw that she had travelled Business Class. She had no luggage but only a handbag. She claimed she had just come to visit her family and purchase some goods and that she was to stay for three days," the officer told the prosecutor.
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The traveler denied to the officer she was carrying any money or what needed to be declared. "She claimed she had only Dh300. I asked my female colleague to search her," the customs inspector said.
A large quantity of medically prescribed pills was found hidden in a careful way and strapped around the woman's body under her clothes.
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No banned substance was detected in her stomach through the X-Rays test.
When questioned, she claimed a woman had given her the pills to deliver to someone she did not know in Dubai for cash.
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She was then referred to the anti-narcotics police department.
Two types of medically prescribed pills were seized from her. 
She admitted during the public prosecution investigation that she was coming from Pakistan and knew the pills were banned and claimed she was smuggling them for another woman so to hand them over to a man here for a sum of money.
A verdict is expected on September 27.

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