Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 27 January 2020

Man hid drugs at home and kept bullets above his bathroom ceiling

At Dubai Criminal Court, defendant admitted to taking narcotics and illegally possessing ammunition

A man took drugs at his home and hid bullets in his bathroom ceiling, Dubai Criminal Court was told on Monday.

Police went to the 35-year-old Emirati’s flat in Nad Al Hammar on October 4 last year after being tipped off that he was using drugs.

“We informed the defendant that a warrant was issued for his arrest,” said a 25-year-old police officer who was at the scene.

The officer said that when police tried to arrest the accused, he physically resisted and insulted them.

According to court records, police searched the defendant once he was restrained but did not find any drugs.

After searching his home, police found heroin, hashish and methamphetamine, as well as bullets in the ceiling of his bedroom toilet.

“The defendant had a history of drug use,” the officer said.

A urine sample from the defendant tested positive for drugs and, in court on Monday, the unemployed man admitted to taking drugs and possessing bullets without a licence.

However, he denied resisting arrest and insulting police officers.

The next hearing is scheduled for January 29.

Updated: January 9, 2018 10:58 AM