x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Four years in jail for couple caught smoking cocaine on yacht

Police found psychotropic pills on the man as well as cocaine in a hand-rolled cigarette.

ABU DHABI // A couple who smoked cocaine on a yacht have been sentenced to four years in prison.

HA, an Emirati, was arrested as he left the yacht, where he was alone with MU, from Morocco, in November 2012.

Police found psychotropic pills on him as well as cocaine in a hand-rolled cigarette. Both of them tested positive for the drugs.

The Criminal Court convicted them of consuming drugs and a charge of 'beautifying the sin' - a charge that relates to an unrelated man and woman being found alone together.

hdajani@thenational.ae