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Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence

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Two British nationals have been arrested in Dubai for the possession of narcotics with the intent to supply them, Dubai Police said on Monday.

“They were taken into custody and charged with possession of cannabis, pills, and other items that are classified as illegal substances in the UAE,” a police spokesperson said.

According to media reports in the UK, a 23-year woman, who works as a flight attendant, and her acquaintance have been arrested after police found drugs in the man’s apartment during a raid.

The Dubai police said they have referred the case to the Public Prosecution and the accused are currently out on bail.

“The UAE has a zero-tolerance policy for the recreational use of drugs.The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence,” the spokesperson added.

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