x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 24 October 2017

Man in Dubai court on charges of possessing 171 heroin and meth pills

Dubai Police officers were tipped off about the cache of drugs that were hidden in a wooden box

A 21-year-old Pakistani man has appeared in court on charges of possessing 171 pills of illegal drugs with the intent to sell.

The suspect denied the charges at Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday.

Dubai Police officers were tipped off about the cache of drugs that were hidden in a wooden box on the rooftop of his building in Abu Hail, according to court documents.

He had a key to the box which contained 171 pills containing heroin and methamphetamine. The man was then arrested.

The defendant told prosecutors on Thursday that the drugs did not belong to him.

The next hearing will be held on November 2.