Famous Saudi YouTube star arrested for growing drugs in Dubai

A famous Saudi Youtube star has been arrested and accused of growing and possession of three marijuana plants in his Dubai apartment.

The 18-year-old social media influencer was caught at his Business Bay apartment this February along with several other suspects.

Although the Saudi suspect hasn’t been named, he is said to have two million Youtube subscribers and a large Instagram following.

According to his trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance, he was arrested with three others including a female minor. And the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police were tipped-off about the Saudi defendant possessing drugs.

Three plants found

The police found plenty of evidence when they searched the apartment including 82 grammes of Hashish in the freezer.

“Officers found in the living room, a device for flowering three [marijuana] plants. He admitted that he had found the seeds and planted them,” according to the police report. In total, the plants were 60cm tall and weighed 405 grammes.

The next hearing is set for September 13.

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