DUBAI// A salesman accused of smoking hashish told Dubai Criminal Court that he was framed and had never been in trouble with the police before.
When Egyptian M A, 31, appeared in court on Thursday, he denied a charge of consuming drugs on November 16 last year and prior to that date.
“I have been in the country for five years and never been in trouble with the police. I was framed by a sick person who was arrested for using drugs then ordered by police to tip off names of other people who use drugs, he framed me,” said M A.
Emirati policeman A A, 23, told the court he was assigned to arrest M A at his workplace in Al Qouz.
“When I did I asked him if he had smoked hash, he told me he did about four days ago but I didn’t find any drugs on his or at his house,” testified A A.
“If the court finds me guilty I will accept God’s will, but it will be unjust. I am not guilty your honour,” M A told the court.
A verdict is expected on March 17.