A stomach full of heroin
Three men have been sentenced to a total of 75 years in prison for smuggling and dealing heroin. One of the men smuggled 100 heroin capsules into the country in his stomach. A Pakistani, in his 20s, was caught last year, along with two others, after smuggling in 1kg of heroin. He caught the attention of security guards at Abu Dhabi International when he arrived from Pakistan. Officers saw him getting into a car being driven by an accomplice. Prosecutors said he spent the day with the Asian driver at an apartment and they were later joined by an Emirati man. The court heard the men then gave him laxatives and sandwiches to flush the capsules from his stomach. Police burst in and arrested the three men. During questioning, the Pakistani admitted to carrying the heroin. He said that in return, he was told he would be given a large number of mobile phones for his business in Pakistan. “The person was to provide me with cash and help me buy mobile phones here at low prices,” said the defendant. “I was supposed to take the mobile phones to my small shop back home. “I was told the capsules were medicine and I didn’t have any idea they were prohibited here.” The other two denied drug dealing charges. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court sentenced each of the men to 25 years.