Farm worker accused of possessing 5.3kg heroin.
A farm worker, who was caught trying to offer heroin to a police informer, has been charged with possession of drugs for peddling, in the Court of First Instance.
The 22-year-old Pakistani worker was arrested by the anti-narcotics department of the Dubai Police in Al Khawaneej area on January 16. A quantity of heroin weighing 5.3kg was seized from him, according to the Crime Lab report
"We were tipped off that a Pakistani national possessed a quantity of heroin and would deliver a part of it for free to our informer," an anti-narcotics police officer said. "We reached the meeting venue in Al Khawaneej around 3pm with our informer, after the latter received a phone call from an Iranian man telling him that the defendant would come to meet him."
The accused arrived at the venue shortly and the Iranian called the informer again to tell him to turn his car's lights on. The accused then waived at the car driver and they followed him for about 50 metres.
The accused then entered the farm land and as soon as he took a bag out from behind some trees, he was arrested by the anti-narcotics officers. "We arrested him and seized the bag. We took the accused and the seized quantity to the General Directorate of Narcotics," the officer said in the Public Prosecution investigation.
The defendant alleged that a man gave him the drugs two days earlier and told him to hand them to someone in return for a sum of money. "We found that his accomplice had called him from Omani numbers". -firstname.lastname@example.org
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