x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Drug mule 'could not have smuggled this amount of drugs internally'

A man accused of smuggling 80 capsules of drugs into the country by hiding them in his bottom could not have done so as there was not enough room, a lawyer argued today.

ABU DHABI // A man accused of smuggling 80 capsules of drugs into the country by hiding them in his bottom could not have done so as there was not enough room, a lawyer argued today.

Customs officers discovered the drugs when the man was searched after arriving at the Dubai International Airport a few months ago, the Criminal Court heard.

His lawyer said it was "impossible" for such a large number of capsules to be hidden in such a tight space.

No date was set for the next hearing.

 

hdajani@thenational.ae