x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Mother accused of drug trafficking

A mother accused of drug trafficking tells the Criminal Court she was 'not a bad person' and stored the drugs only because she was 'scared'.

ABU DHABI // A mother accused of drug trafficking today told the Criminal Court she was "not a bad person" and stored the drugs only because she was "scared".

The Filipina, accused with two of her compatriots, repeatedly told Chief Justice Syed Abdul Baseer that she did not sell the drugs nor use them, but was storing them at her home out of fear. However, she did not say what she was afraid of, saying only she was a mother and "not a bad person".

Prosecutors said the drugs were found in her wardrobe and that she was seen throwing some in the bin.

The case was adjourned until August 12.

osalem@thenational.ae