Gang on trial for drug possession
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.