(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Court of First Instance, on Tuesday, sentenced to life in prison a Ugandan man in his thirties as he was found guilty of trafficking marijuana.
The convicted defendant, a trader, was arrested by the police in February with 583 cigarettes stuffed with marijuana in his possession.
He admitted when quizzed that he possessed the drugs for trafficking.
In another case, a Pakistani irrigation worker, 25, was given 10-year imprisonment and slapped a fine of Dh50,000 by the Court of First Instance for smuggling 100 capsules of heroin weighing 800 grams.
The same jail term was handed down to a South African woman visitor for transporting drugs through transit.
In a fourth case, a Ghanaian visitor was sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay a fine of Dh50,000 for smuggling and possession of narcotics.
All the defendants will be deported after serving their jail terms, as per the court's orders.
The verdicts are subject to appeal within 15 days at the Court of Appeal.