x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

59-year-old admits to consuming opium-honey mixture

He used the drug on the grounds of a farm where he worked as a security guard, prosecutors say.


DUBAI // A 59-year-old man admitted this morning to consuming opium mixed with honey in the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.

SK, from Iran, was charged with with consumption of a banned substance. He was not present in court.

A forensics report confirmed that SK consumed drugs. KM, a 46-year-old corporal at the anti-narcotics department at Dubai Police, said they had received a tip about SK saying he used the farm where he works as a security guard in Al Khawaneej to consume drugs.

KM testified that police raided on the farm on December 26 and arrested SK.

KM added that SK confessed on the spot to using opium mixed with honey. SK told the officers he bought the substance from an Omani man and had last consumed some 10 days ago.

The next hearing will be on April 10.