A passenger arrested at Dubai International Airport and accused of trying to smuggle 7.2kg of cocaine to Syria has been acquitted by the Dubai Criminal Court.
Passenger cleared of smuggling drugs through Dubai to Syria
DUBAI // A passenger arrested at Dubai International Airport and accused of trying to smuggle 7.2kg of cocaine to Syria was today acquitted by the Dubai Criminal Court.
FJ, a 34-year-old from Turkey, was stopped on May 3 this year after arriving from Brazil. The police officer AN, a 33-year-old from Yemen, asked him to open the three bags he was carrying and found the drug in two plastic bags hidden under packages of coffee. Each bag contained a further 12 plastic rolls that contained the drug.
The passenger said he had been asked to deliver the package to a person in Syria, but that he was unaware of its contents.
He did not enter a plea at court, claiming he spoke only Turkish. The reasons for his acquittal were not explained.