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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Man jailed for possessing and taking drugs in Dubai

The 37-year-old Briton was arrested outside a club in Barsha Heights

A man will spend two years in jail for possessing and using cocaine in Dubai.

Police were tipped-off about the 37-year-old Briton and arrested him outside a club in Barsha Heights in March this year.

“We received information that the defendant was taking drugs so we obtained an arrest warrant on March 11 this year and apprehended him as he was going into the club,” said a police lieutenant.

Police searched the man and his car and found cocaine in his shirt pocket.

Tests from Dubai Police's criminal lab also found traces of cocaine in his system.

The Briton admitted to possessing and consuming drugs at Dubai Criminal Court.

He will be deported after serving his sentence.