The Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Man caught with drugs at UAE airport says he didn’t know they’re banned


DUBAI – The trial resumes on Tuesday (September 11) for a Pakistani man caught with 312 grams of hashish seeds at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Customs officials caught arrested the man as he entered the UAE from Pakistan. Security officers checked his bag and found hashish seeds hidden in the corner linings of his bag.

His urine samples also tested positive for hashish and he was referred to public prosecutors who charged him with drug consumption and attempted drug smuggling.

He claimed he was not aware that hashish seeds were banned in the UAE.

“The hashish seeds are commonly used in my country as painkillers and I had carried them as medicines for my personal use,” he said.

He also asked the court for leniency, saying it is his first time to visit the UAE. GAD/Expat Media


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