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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Visitor smuggled 73 heroin capsules in intestines

Visitor smuggled 73 heroin capsules in intestines Defendant jailed 10 years, fined Dh50,000 as he intended to export drugs Dubai: A visitor will spend 10 years behind bars for smuggling and possessing 73 heroin capsules that drug enforcement officers found hidden in his intestines and under his bed. Acting on an informant’s tip off, Dubai Police’s anti-narcotics officers raided the 29-year-old Pakistani visitor’s hotel room in Deira and found some of the capsules hidden under the bed in March. During the raid, the 29-year-old defendant, W.M., was said to have admitted to the police that he had smuggled the capsules in his intestines and a few were still in his body. The Dubai Court of First Instance jailed W.M. for ten years and fined him Dh50,000 for smuggling and possessing the heroin for export purposes.