According to local Arabic daily Al-Ittihad, customs official at Dubai International Airport screened a parcel addressed to the Nigerian man and discovered 223gms of heroin hidden inside a wooden statue.(pictured)
The Public Prosecution charged the suspect with smuggling drugs and referred him to the criminal court to face trial. In UAE, the law on drug trafficking stipulates a jail term between 10 to 15 years and a fine ranging from AED50,000 to AED100,000.
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