x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Police officer jailed on drug charge

A Dubai police officer is sentenced to four years in prison for consumption and possession of drugs.

DUBAI // A Dubai police officer was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for consumption and possession of drugs. IH, 24, was charged in the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance with possessing eight grams of hashish for personal consumption. Dubai Police anti-narcotics department officers arrested the Emirati after an informant's tip off. He was arrested while on duty at the Bur Dubai Police Station. When his home was searched, he confessed to officers, revealed the location of the drug and said he bought it from a dealer, records said. Forensic test results attached to the case file showed the officer tested positive for the drug.

Prosecutors say he paid Dh500 for the drug and admitted to having made three prior purchases of the same amount.
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