man arrested smuggling 1.7kg of drugs in plastic bag to Dubai
man arrested smuggling 1.7kg of drugs in plastic bag to Dubai

Man arrested smuggling 1.7kg of drugs in plastic bag to Dubai

A 58-year-old African man has been arrested after trying to smuggle 1.7kg of drugs in a plastic bag through Dubai International Airport.

We’ve heard some ingenious ways to smuggle drugs, but this really isn’t one of them!

According to the police investigation, his main luggage was clear.

But when they searched the plastic bag he was holding as hand luggage, they found herbs mixed with several small bags containing marijuana.

The accused man claims he received the bag from a person in his home country and he was to give it to someone in the UAE. And he maintains he didn’t know what was in the bag.

Sadly, for him, the police officers did.

He’s now on trial and has been charged with smuggling and possessing 1.7kg of marijuana.

In a plastic bag.

Driver pretending to be Dubai Police officer arrested

The crazy Dubai tales don’t stop there, however.

A driver has been arrested in Al Barsha after he was caught impersonating a Dubai Police officer and carrying alcohol in his car.

The 43-year-old Arab man was originally pulled over as the car’s license had expired.

A traffic policeman pulled him over in Al Barsha. He then discovered the man was impersonating a Dubai Police officer and using his driving license and identity card. Alongside that, he was caught carrying alcohol in his car.

The arrested man said the car belonged to a friend.

And he also told the policeman – the real policeman, that is – that he’d found the police officer’s license and ID card by mistake.

And then, presumably, kept on using them by mistake for the next four years.

Yup. OK then.

The Police officer who lost his wallet reported it lost in 2016 before being issued with a replacement license card.

The accused has now been referred to the Public Prosecution and the Criminal Court where the trial has already begun.