Drug dealer sentenced to death

An Abu Dhabi court sentenced a man from another Gulf country to death after he was convicted of dealing in drugs.

His two friends were sentenced to four and one year while one of them was ordered deported from the UAE.

Police had arrested the three as they handed the drugs to an undercover who paid them Dh250,000 for the stuff at a public park in the capital.

Two defendants tried to flee in their cars but police men surrounding the park managed to seize them after banging their vehicles.