(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Court of Appeals has overturned the ruling of a lower court, which had previously sentenced two expatriates to two years in prison with hard labor, and acquitted them of the possession of narcotics for peddling and personal consumption; in addition to money laundering charges.
Court files indicate the investigation report showed that one of the suspects acquired and possessed narcotics for peddling and consumption. After obtaining a search and arrest warrant, a team of officers raided the apartment of one of the suspects who was with his brother - the other suspect.
When the officers searched the apartment, they found three huge packs of narcotics, 10 rolls of hashish and KD 1,000 in the possession of one suspect; while the other had one role of hashish. During interrogation, the suspects admitted that the confiscated items belonged to them and the money is part of their earnings from selling hashish. They confessed to purchasing two kilos of hashish, one kilo of which was sold to another suspect who was also arrested in his residence.
Defense lawyer, Abdallah Al-Alanda, demanded for the acquittal of his client due to the questionable arrest procedures taken by the officers and the absence of incriminating evidence.