Dubai: An expatriate was sentenced to 5 years in prison and deported from the country for this reason
It was proven that he supplied five of his friends with crystal meth so that they could take it for free, despite his denial and claim that they obtained it from his wallet while he was sleeping without his knowledge. The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the five-year prison sentence that was handed down to an Asian man and fined him 50,000 dirhams. In addition, the court ordered that he be deported.
In particular, the facts of the case stated, in accordance with what was established in the confidence of the court and was reassured by its conscience, that the General Department of Narcotics Control in Dubai Police had received trustworthy information indicating that two Asian individuals were taking narcotic substances and psychotropic substances, and that they were in possession of a quantity of these substances. Investigations proved the validity of this information, which led to the conclusion that this information was correct. The process of obtaining authorization from the Public Prosecution.
to the time that the control team arrived to their residence, it was revealed that there were a total of five people who were wanted, in addition to two other individuals. They were all taken into custody and referred to the General Department of Criminal Evidence, which confirmed that they had used crystal meth. Furthermore, they admitted that they had obtained it from the accused in this case without paying for it. Consequently, the necessary actions were taken, and the accused was taken into custody. During the course of the investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution, he admitted that he was using hashish and crystal, and the sample that was taken from him provided evidence of this. However, he denied the charge of facilitating the use of crystal meth by stating that he was concealing a quantity of crystal meth in his wallet. He concealed it by placing it near to the bed on which he slept, and the other defendants were able to acquire it without his consciousness.
The court of first instance stated that it was satisfied with the evidence that proved the incident, as well as the testimony of the other defendants who were referred for drug abuse, which stated that they obtained crystal meth from him for free. As a result, the court decided not to deny it, and instead viewed it as a means of defense, its leg to ward off the accusation and escape punishment. In addition to being sentenced to five years in prison, a fine of 50,000 dirhams, and deportation from the country, the court found him guilty on the charges of drug abuse and facilitation.