A 30-year-old blacksmith will spend his life in prison after the Court of First Instance on Wednesday found him guilty of drug trafficking and abuse. He will be deported after serving his term.
Acting on a tip-off, the Anti-Narcotics Unit of Dubai Police nabbed the man on January 20 night near a supermarket in Jebel Ali and recovered 194.73 grams of marijuana from his possession.
“We nabbed him in Jebel Ali. After searching him we found two small bags hidden in his underwear.
There were paper rolls containing marijuana inside the bags,” a police lieutenant stated.
The officer said that the Indian admitted to possessing the marijuana for trafficking. “He claimed he got it from a relative who had left the UAE,” he added.
The officer then took him to the police department to get a sample of his urine tested at the laboratory of the Criminal Evidence Department.
A policeman told the the prosecution that he was assigned by the lieutenant to search the place of the defendant in Jebel Ali.
“When we raided his room in the labour accommodation the following day we found that it had many beds and he shared it with other men,” the policeman said. He added that more than 70 rolls of marijuana were found in his drawers and under his bed sheet. Marijuana was also found in another bag that was in one of the drawers.
The urine sample of the defendant showed traces of hashish.
BY Mary Nammour