He was also carrying large quantities of contraband.
A father is on trial in Dubai for trying to smuggle drugs into the country – through his son.
The Dubai Criminal Court heard the case of a man who tried to smuggle 425 tramadol pills in his 15-year-old son’s bag as they were travelling to Dubai, according to local media reports.
The accused, an Arab national, also had in his possession six plastic rolls containing 24 pieces of cannabis and about 1,000 tramadol pills, as per initial details.
The Public Prosecution charged him with transporting drugs, possession of drugs, and possession of drugs for the intent of abuse.
Mother’s ‘drug parcel’ gets expat woman jailed in Dubai
She will be deported after serving her 10-year sentence.
A woman faces 10 years in prison and Dh50,000 fine, followed by deportation for trying to smuggle drugs into UAE.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the sentence after the accused’s cousin tried to smuggle 5 kilograms of marijuana sent to her by her mother.
The accused, African national, denied the charges against her.
The Court of First Instance sentenced the cousin with the same penalty but the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict, Emarat Al Youm reported.
According to the Public Prosecution’s investigation, the defendant had asked her mother to send her drugs. Customs inspectors found the drugs hidden in the defendant’s cousin’s bag at the Dubai International Airport.
A Dubai customs inspector said in her testimony that she searched the cousin’s bag and found the drugs hidden in a bag of flour.
When confronted, she reported that the accused’s mother asked her to hand over the drugs to her daughter.
The passenger was immediately referred to the General Directorate for Drug Control for investigation.
In her statement to the police, the cousin confirmed that she was unaware of the bag’s contents.