The Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab expatriate man to 10 years in jail and a fine of QR200,000 for drug dealing, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported.
The court also ordered his deportation after serving his sentence. According to the file of the case, the issue started when the Drug Enforcement Department at the Ministry of Interior received information that the convict had offered for sale illicit drugs hashish and heroin to another person for QR8,000.
Upon confirming the information through police investigations, a permit from the Public Prosecution was obtained to search his accommodation. Accordingly, the arrest was made as he was attempting to sell the illicit drugs to another person. When his accommodation was thoroughly searched, different amounts of the illicit drugs were found.
At the interrogation, he claimed that he did not own the illicit drugs but was only selling them for another Asian expatriate man in exchange for QR400.
However, the court rejected his claims and was able to establish his guilt and convicted him accordingly, the daily added.
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