Now urine trou­ble Cou­ple jailed af­ter bid to swap sam­ples to es­cape drug rap

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS - By Is­mail Se­bug­waawo @is­mailsebu is­mail@7days.ae

A woman has been jailed for try­ing to swap her urine sam­ple with that of her boyfriend so he would test neg­a­tive for drug use.

The Emi­rati pair hatched the plot af­ter the man was taken to hospi­tal fol­low­ing a heroin over­dose.

Pros­e­cu­tors told Abu Dhabi Crim­i­nal Court that the man was in a bad con­di­tion.

Af­ter treat­ing the pa­tient, doc­tors in­formed Abu Dhabi Po­lice anti-nar­cotics de­part­ment that they sus­pected he had taken heroin.

Po­lice of­fi­cers went to the hospi­tal and asked for the man’s urine sam­ple so it could be tested, but he man­aged to hold them off for about half an hour.

“The man told the of­fi­cers that he was not feel­ing well at the time,” said a prose­cu­tor.

“He promised to give in his urine sam­ple as soon as he felt bet­ter.” Pros­e­cu­tors said that about 30 min­utes later, the Emi­rati’s girl­friend went to visit him in the hospi­tal and the pair planned to switch the urine sam­ples.

The woman took along the sam­ple cup that had been given to her boyfriend to col­lect his urine and put her sam­ple in.

The boyfriend later called a se­cu­rity of­fi­cer and handed him the urine sam­ple, claim­ing that it was his. But po­lice found out that it didn’t match his med­i­cal records.

Po­lice made the sus­pect take an­other sam­ple in their pres­ence, which tested pos­i­tive for heroin and other drugs, which were not named in court.

CCTV cam­eras in the hospi­tal room also showed his girl­friend hand­ing him her urine sam­ple af­ter com­ing out of the bath­room.

The judge jailed the boyfriend for four years for mis­lead­ing po­lice and drug pos­ses­sion, while the woman was jailed for a year for mis­lead­ing po­lice.

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