UAE jails Pakistani for smuggling drugs in bags

DUBAI (AFP) – A Dubai court jailed a Pakistani for 15 years for smuggling heroin in bags containing copies of the Holy Quran, prayer mats and other religious paraphernalia, a report said Wednesday.The 30-year-old man, identified only by his initials M.T., was convicted of possessing 24 kilogrammes (53 pounds) of heroin that was stashed in five bags with hidden compartments, the Gulf News daily said.When we opened the bags, we found prayer mats, prayer beads and copies of the Koran along with food and the drugs, a Dubai International Airport customs inspector was quoted as saying.The defendant was fined 200,000 …read more

Source: Dunya TV

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