UAE student jailed after cannabis found on him

SP, an American student above 18 years of age, was sentenced to three months in prison for possessing 10.58 grammes of cannabis? and taking the drug.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance also ordered the convict to be deported after serving his jail term.

According to the records, police received information about SP possessing and taking drugs. Police obtained the necessary permission of the Prosecution to arrest and search the suspect.

At 1.30am on December 23, police learnt that the suspect is in a night club, so under cover policemen were rushed to the place. While arresting him, the suspect pulled out a box from his pocket and threw it away.

When asked why he did that and what the box contained, he admitted that it contains drugs, policeman YO told investigators.

The box contained 10.58 grammes of drugs. Urine test proved positive to cannabis.