Man with 3kg of drugs claims personal use

A man from a Gulf country seized with more than three kg of drugs told court in Abu Dhabi that they are for personal use as he is an addict. But the court dismissed his claims and sentenced to life in jail.

Police had arrested the man after finding nearly three kg of hashish, 250 gm of heroin and a large quantity of Tramadol pills at his house in the capital.

He told police that he had bought the stuff from a Gulf dealer for Dh40,000 for personal use as he has been an addict for nearly eight years.

“The court also fined the defendant Dh50,000 on charges of drug dealing besides Dh6,000 for possessing a bullet….he confessed to having the bullet but said it has been at his house for a long time and that he had forgotten about it,” Alkhaleej daily said.

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