Man arrested for dealing at university
After five years, The Ivy Dubai restaurant in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers will be closing its doors at the end of the year “due to the end of the site’s lease”. However, the British-themed eatery will be going out in grand style with a special New Year’s Eve bash on December 31. Emma Banks, GM of Jumeirah Restaurant Group, says: “The Ivy has been a feather in the Jumeirah cap for the past five years.” Last week it was announced that the Harry Ghatto’s karaoke bar at Emirates Towers and Tokyo@theTowers in Emirates Towers Boulevard will also be shutting down. Jumeirah will announced details of a new project for Emirates Towers Boulevard soon. A student who sold strong, synthetic cannabis to classmates at university has been arrested in possession of 700 bags of spice.
Abu Dhabi Police said the 26-year-old Arab was caught red-handed as he sold drugs to a customer. He had been attending a UAE-based university that police did not name.
Brigadier General Rashid Bu Rasheed, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Abu Dhabi Police, said: “The suspect has admitted during questioning to dealing drugs.
“He said he had getting the drugs from an Arab dealer living outside the UAE.”
Police said the Arab man would receive the drugs via a courier and he would later pay his supplier through money exchange services.
Lieutenant Colonel Taher Al Daheri, Head of the Organised Crime Section at Abu Dhabi Police CID, said: “This man was caught with huge quantity of drugs and he By Ismail Sebugwaawo would sell the drugs at different prices. He usually met his buyers in public spaces.
“Drug dealers today use advanced methods for smuggling and distributing drugs and this is why we keep watch and frequently work to enhance our investigation tactics.”
The man was referred to public prosecution.
Spice was first banned in the UAE in June 2012.
Using the drug causes hallucinations, an inability to evaluate distance, panic attacks and confusion, police said.
Prosecutors in the capital often demand life in prison or the death penalty for drug suppliers and dealers.
Abu Dhabi Police told parents to monitor their children closely and act if they believe they could be experimenting with drugs.