UAE resident arrested for importing e-cigarettes filled with drugs
The vape pods were concealed in a bag of sweets
A UAE resident has been arrested for importing e-cigarette pods containing cannabis extract into the country.
Eight vape pods filled with CBD oil, which is a cannabidiol, were found in a package that arrived for the American national, 26, at the Dubai International Airport, heard judges of Dubai Criminal Court.
The pods were concealed inside a bag of sweets.
“In the early hours of March 4, I was checking FedEx packages when I suspected the one carrying the defendant’s name and phone number,” said a customs inspector.
“The box contained a pair of shoes, sun glasses and a bag of sweets, inside which I found the pods.”
The man was arrested after he arrived at a FedEx office to pick up the box.
He was referred to Dubai police’s anti-narcotics department where a test detected traces of Tetrahydrocannabinol in the man’s urine.
He was charged for importing and using drugs. He has denied the charges.
The next hearing is on September 21.
Updated: September 10, 2020 02:37 PM