Gang on trial for drug pos­ses­sion

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A group of youths, in­clud­ing three women, have gone on trial ac­cused of pos­sess­ing 398 pack­ets of drugs for traf­fick­ing and their own use. Abu Dhabi Crim­i­nal Court was told how the five men and three women, all aged be­tween 21 and 28, were caught with pack­ets of hashish, spice, mar­i­juana and tra­madol. Court records stated that Abu Dhabi Po­lice ar­rested the gang in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents a few months ago af­ter the force was no­ti­fied that they pos­sessed and dealt drugs. Po­lice also seized Dhs12,000 in cash. Pros­e­cu­tors charged them with smug­gling, pos­ses­sion and deal­ing drugs but all de­nied the charges. The trial was ad­journed un­til Oc­to­ber.

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