A stom­ach full of heroin

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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.

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