Students 'smoked hashish 20 days before travelling to Dubai'

DUBAI // Two university students confessed to smoking hashish when they appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court. Canadian A A, 19, and Iraqi Y A, 21, confessed to a charge of consuming hashish. However, A A denied an additional charge of possessing 0.0955 grams of Ethylone, a controlled mind altering substance. “I consumed but 20 […]

DUBAI // Two university students confessed to smoking hashish when they appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court.

Canadian A A, 19, and Iraqi Y A, 21, confessed to a charge of consuming hashish. However, A A denied an additional charge of possessing 0.0955 grams of Ethylone, a controlled mind altering substance.

“I consumed but 20 days before I came to the UAE, I was in Iraq at that time,” A Y told judges.

His lawyer pleaded to judges to grant her client bail since he is a senior university student and is due to graduate this year. “It’s his last year your honour, the court can set any terms and guarantees to his bail,” said the lawyer.

A A and Y A were arrested on December 29 last year in Al Barsha after police received a tip off that the two were using drugs.

The next hearing will be on March 20.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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