Air­line worker caught ped­dling drugs

The Gulf Today - - HOME - BY HAMZA M SENGENDO

DUBAI: An air­line em­ployee who il­lic­itly worked as a mar­i­juana hawker has been sued along with a sup­plier.

The African em­ployee, 30, pos­sessed with the in­ten­tion of hawk­ing 17 cig­a­rettes stuffed with mar­i­juana. He was found to have con­sumed Te­trahy­dro­cannabi­nol –the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in hashish.

His African ac­com­plice – a clerk, 29 – who also abused Te­trahy­dro­cannabi­nol and dealt in mar­i­juana cig­a­rettes, was in con­nec­tion with a fugi­tive dealer, pros­e­cu­tors have told the Crim­i­nal Court.

An Emi­rati lieu­tenant said that on Oct.15.2017 a source alerted the Anti­nar­cotics Depart­ment the air­line em­ployee had drugs for sale. The depart­ment dis­patched a po­lice team.

The team nabbed him at the air­line’s bar­racks in Ras Al Khor. A po­lice­man frisked him and seized seven hand­made mar­i­juana-stuffed cig­a­rettes in his pocket. They es­corted him to his bed­room.

He vol­un­tar­ily pulled out sev­eral sim­i­lar cig­a­rettes from var­i­ous ar­eas in the bed­room. He also pulled out pills, drug abuse tools and sus­pi­cious money trans­fer re­ceipts. Cops took him to the depart­ment.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tions he said he re­ceived them from the clerk at Dhs500. And that it was not the irst time HE PUR­CHASED Drugs From him with the in­ten­tion of ped­dling or con­sum­ing them.

Po­lice ar­rested the clerk with a drug stash along with an­other co­hort who was re­ferred to a sep­a­rate com­pe­tent author­ity. The clerk con­fessed to have sold mar­i­juana to the air­line em­ployee on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions.

A Pak­istani po­lice­man said the clerk was nabbed inside a park­ing lot al­lo­cated for buses in Ham­riyah. They took him to his res­i­dence from where he pulled out mar­i­juana-stuffed rolls he had stashed inside socks.

He also pulled out drug abuse tools. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tions he re­vealed he re­ceived mar­i­juana from a fugi­tive man at Dhs300 and that he handed the mar­i­juana to the air­line em­ployee. Po­lice is­sued a cir­cu­lar against the fugi­tive.

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