Drugs sent to man’s home
A man was busted by antinarcotics cops after he had drugs delivered to his home by a courier, a court heard.
Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard that the 26-year-old Arab man, who works as an intern in a bank, was detained after the courier company delivered a parcel sent from Europe that contained the banned substance.
Neither the man’s nationality nor the type of drug was stated in court documents.
Prosecutors charged him with trafficking and dealing drugs. However, in court, the man denied the charges, stressing that the parcel didn’t belong to him.
The defendant told the judge he had not been expecting a parcel from Europe.
“I am innocent,” he said. “The parcel didn’t belong to me. I told the courier service there must have been a mistake, their representative insisted on coming to my house to hand over the parcel to me.”
The defendant said the delivery person came to his house and handed him the package without even checking his ID.
“He also didn’t give me a By Ismail Sebugwaawo receipt to sign,” he told the court. “When I checked the package I didn’t find my name, but only my mobile phone number. I had to throw it in the garbage bin.”
He said that five minutes later he was surprised by an anti-drugs team knocking at the door of his house.
The man said police fished the parcel from the garbage and arrested him.
He also said his confession during police interview was under duress. The trial has been adjourned.