Syrian drugs gang sentenced to life in prison by Dubai court

DUBAI // Six men will spend life in jail for possessing more than 30 kilograms of amphetamine tablets they intended to sell, Dubai Criminal Court has ruled. Six Syrians, who all denied charges of possessing drugs with intent to sell last October, will be deported after serving their life terms in jail. One confessed to […]

DUBAI // Six men will spend life in jail for possessing more than 30 kilograms of amphetamine tablets they intended to sell, Dubai Criminal Court has ruled.

Six Syrians, who all denied charges of possessing drugs with intent to sell last October, will be deported after serving their life terms in jail.

One confessed to an additional charge of consuming drugs while another denied an additional charge of assaulting police officers on May 2 last year.

Emirati anti-narcotics officer S G A told prosecutors he was part of the team assigned to take the gang into custody.

“The arrest took place in Nad Al Hamar between 7pm and 8pm. I was ordered to check a parked car, inside which I saw two plastic bags where the drugs were found,” S G A said.

Two of the men arrived and headed to the car, the policeman said. “They pretended to be checking and fixing it, after which one of them got in and drove away but we stopped and arrested him.”

S G A said one resisted arrest and bit the finger of one of the officers and grabbed another in the groin. Police said that during questioning, the men had confessed and shown officers where the drugs were hidden.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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