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Woman smuggles drugs in her gut for Expat friend

He was jailed after police found drugs at his place.

A British man was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday by a Dubai court for possessing cocaine.

According to public prosecution records, the 46-year-old manager was caught at his place in Arabian Ranches with more than 34g of cocaine.

He denied the charge at the Court of First Instance, but he was found guilty and the court ordered his deportation after he completed his jail term.

The court also ordered that the drugs be confiscated.


A police lieutenant, from the anti-narcotics division of the Dubai Police, said they were first tipped off about a woman who possessed a certain quantity of drugs.

They were able to find the woman at a hotel and "she confessed that she had smuggled crystal meth capsules in her gut upon instructions from an African man in Thailand", the lieutenant said.

The police learned later that she had delivered the drugs to the defendant, the officer told the prosecutor.

"We showed her his picture and she identified him. We went to his flat at Arabian Ranches and searched it. We found a substance of white powder in an envelope. The accused admitted that he got the drugs from a man in Thailand through a Thai woman, after contacting him on WhatsApp."

The manager claimed to the police that the drugs were only for his personal use.

A Dubai Police crime lab report, however, showed that the defendant's urine sample tested negative for any drugs, contradicting his claim that the substance in his possession was only for his use, the investigator said.

The accused has been placed in detention since then.

The court ruling has been appealed.

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