Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 30 May 2020

Hashish smuggler jailed for 10 years by Dubai court

The Iranian was caught at Dubai International Airport on February 26 this year.

DUBAI// A 29-year-old has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for carrying trying to smuggle more than four kilograms of hashish into the country.

The Iranian was caught at Dubai International Airport on February 26 this year.

At the Dubai Criminal Court last month, he denied a charge of smuggling 4,92kg of hashish.

An Emirati customs inspector became suspicious of the man’s bag and stopped him for an inspection.

“I had him empty the bag,” said the inspector, adding it was still heavy so she broke the bottom and found the drugs in plastic bags.

The Iranian denied knowing anything about the drugs and said he was given the bag by a friend to deliver to a man in the UAE.

He was also fined Dh50,000 and will be deported after serving his term.

salamir@thenational.ae

Updated: May 12, 2016 04:00 AM

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