53 kilos of hashish found at Dubai Marina

Sailor, who came to pick up the sacks, picked up by police

An Iranian sailor was arrested when he came to pick up two sacks containing 53kg of hashish left in Dubai Marina’s Dock No. 7.

Dubai Police’s Anti-Narcotics Department had been tipped off by a reliable source that about 50kg of hashish had been left in Dock No. 7 at Dubai Marina and that an unidentified person would come to pick up the bag, testified Major Ibrahim Ahmad.

“We checked the place and found two large white sacks near the toilets. Officers were then assigned to keep the sacks under observation. At around 8.40pm, a man came and looked around before carrying one of the big sacks and putting it into a car.  He looked scared and worried. Police arrested him when he was carrying the second sack,” he testified.

“He confessed that he had received a call from Iran and that the caller had asked him to pick up the sacks and put them in a car nearby.  The caller described to him the location and the car. However, the accused denied knowing what was in the sacks,” testified the officer.

Technical report stated that the sacks contained 500 hashish packets totalling 53.6kg in weight.

The accused’s urine tested positive to methadone.

Dubai Prosecution asked the Court to award a stiff penalty against the 27-year-old MAB who is being prosecuted for possessing narcotic drugs for sale.

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