x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

DJ jailed for hashish consumption

A British DJ has been jailed for four years in Dubai after being convicted of consuming hashish.

DUBAI // A British DJ was this morning jailed for four years after being convicted of consuming hashish. The man, identified as 30-year-old AY, was arrested after anti-narcotics officers received a tip off. He was arrested in March in Jumeirah. At a hearing earlier this month, AY denied the charges at Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance and claimed he consumed the drug at home at Christmas. A blood test, however, showed he consumed it in while in the UAE. amustafa@thenational.ae