DUBAI: A Dubai judge locked up a Pakistani for 15 years for smuggling strong drugs disguised in purses containing duplicates of the Quran, prayer pads and other spiritual devices, a review said Wed.
The 30-year-old man, recognized only by his name M.T., was charged for having 24 kilogrammes of strong drugs that was stored in five purses with invisible spaces, the Beach News daily said.
“When we started out the purses, we found prayer pads, rosary pellets and duplicates of the Quran along with food and the drugs,” a Dubai Worldwide International airport traditions examiner was estimated as saying.
The accused was penalized 200,000 dirhams ($54,500) and will be deported after providing his phrase, the review said. He has 15 days to attraction the judgment by the Dubai judge of first example.
Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arabic Emirates, has tight medication rules. Trafficking in unlawful drugs is punishable by loss of life, although the phrases are often commuted to life jail time.
Drug ownership without the purpose to “promote” the drugs provides less heavy charges.