British insists he was 'returning' AED4,500 of cocaine after he was caught selling to Dubai police
British insists he was 'returning' AED4,500 of cocaine after he was caught selling to Dubai police

British man insists he was ‘returning’ AED4,500 of cocaine after he was caught selling to Dubai police

A British expat has claimed that he was simply returning AED4,500 of cocaine after being charged with possessing and selling drugs in Dubai.

The 26-year-old man was caught in June this year after police received a tip that he was selling drugs through a Telegram messaging account linked to a British phone number.

Dubai Police set a trap to catch him and arrested him while selling three grams of cocaine in return for AED4,500.

But despite jumping into the car and selling the drugs, the defendant insisted during the trail that he was merely returning the drugs.

“I bought the drug through WhatsApp a day before the arrest but the next day the seller asked me to return it and I did,” the defendant said in records.

“It was then that I got arrested. But I can’t remember the details because I was under the influence of alcohol.”

The trial continues and returns early in 2021.

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