Penalty for transferring or depositing money with intent to commit drug abuse crimes in the UAE

The State Public Prosecution clarified, through a film material that it published on its accounts on social media, the penalty for transferring or depositing money with the intent to commit crimes of abuse or personal use of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances.

The Public Prosecution indicated that, according to Article 64/1 of Federal Decree-Law No. 30 of 2021 regarding combating narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and without prejudice to any harsher penalty stipulated in any other law, each person shall be punished with imprisonment or a fine of not less than fifty thousand dirhams. Whoever deposits or transfers money himself or through a third party or before transferring it to him with the intention of committing any of the crimes of abuse or personal use of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances stipulated in this Decree Law.

The publication of this information comes within the framework of the State Public Prosecution’s ongoing campaign to enhance legal culture among members of society, publish all new and updated legislation in the country, and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.

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