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Posted On: 5 September 2013 06:32 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Drug peddler jailed for 7 years

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A Criminal Court has sentenced an Asian expatriate to seven years in jail for possessing two small packets of heroin meant for peddling and fined him QR100,000. The convict has also been ordered to be deported after serving the jail term. On a tip off, law enforcement officials, after seeking approval from the Public Prosecution, raided the residence of the convict, where they found two small boxes full of powdered material suspected to be heroin. Some cash was also found underneath a bed in the room of the convict. However, the convict refused to confess that the boxes belonged to him. He claimed that he was only sleeping in the room and the drugs belonged to his roommate. But secret information confirmed that the convict was indeed involved in drug trafficking. The court was convinced by the evidence produced by the Public Prosecution and based on it, the verdicts were issued.