Handbag from ‘uncle’ lands Dubai passenger in jail

      Published on Wednesday, 26 December , 2018      263 Views     
Handbag from ‘uncle’ lands Dubai passenger in jail

  • Dubai News

A passenger has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Dubai Court for smuggling 1.35kg of cocaine during transit in a handbag that he claimed to be carrying for his uncle in Thailand.



The 34-year-old Pakistani man’s bag was scanned at the Dubai International Airport when he was stopped in the transit section.

The passenger denied he carried anything to claim when asked by the customs inspector who spotted strange objects in a small bag.

The inspector found two envelopes that carried cocaine in the bag, but the passenger claimed he was not aware of the drugs placed.

The passenger pleaded not guilty when he stood before the Dubai Court of First Instance in December, claiming the case was fabricated against him.

On Monday, the accused was also slapped a Dh50,000 fine. He will be deported after serving his jail term.



The ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

Keywords:
Category Dubai News | 2018/12/26 latest update at 9:00 AM
Source : Khaleej Times | Photocredit : Google
264 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Dubai Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Dubai and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Dubai Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Dubai, the Gulf and the world.


Shaikh Mohammad inspects progress of Dubai Future Foundation project Emir

Shaikh Mohammad inspects progress of Dubai Future Foundation project

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of…

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid…

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

Freelancing in the UAE region

5546 Views

The global freelancing market is set to grow $20bn by 2020. Where does the market stand here in…

Latest videos in GULF TV

Events

Lifestyle

Culture

Sport

Science & Technology

Government