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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Man cleared of smuggling a tonne of drugs inside animal guts

The man denied the charge in court in August and on Tuesday Dubai Criminal Court acquitted him

A man was cleared of smuggling a tonne of amphetamines hidden inside barrels of animal guts into the country.

The 26-year-old Syrian was arrested on April 25 this year when he was stopped for not having the correct documentation to import a shipment of animal intestines.

A customs inspector said they found a large number of plastic bags hidden among the animal offal after kicking the barrels.

Prosecutors said more than five million tablets of the drugs weighing 1,210kg were found inside the plastic bags.

At court in August, the man denied a charge of importing drugs to sell and on Tuesday Dubai Criminal Court acquitted him.

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