Airline worker caught peddling drugs
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.