A GCC citizen has been sentenced to jail for five years for possessing a large number of Captagon pills.
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported that a Doha Criminal Court also fined the man QR200,000.
According to the details of the case, the Drug Prevention Department received information from a source that the defendant had kept a large number of illegal pills at his home and was planning to circulate them around the country.
A legal procedure was taken to search his house and arrest the man.
More than 900 Captagon pills were found in the house during the police search and the defendant was arrested. However, a blood test showed that he had not consumed any drugs.
During investigation, the man claimed that he had kept the pills for one of his friends and they did not belong to him.
The court cleared him of charges related to illicit drug trade due to lack of evidence, but convicted him for keeping the contraband at his home.