DUBAI// A tourist caught in his hotel taking hashish told the Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday morning he only did so as “people in his country consumed the drug”.
S M, 32, from India was arrested on September 15 this year after a tip off to Dubai Police’s Anti-narcotics department.
He confessed to a charge of consuming hashish in court.
“It’s OK in India, everyone takes hashish,” said S M when he was asked by judges if he was guilty or innocent of the charge against him.
Emirati policeman H A, 21, testified that S M was arrested at around 1am on September 15 at a hotel in Al Murraqabat after police received information from a source that he had been consuming hashish.
When arrested, no drugs was found on him but a urine test came positive with traces of hashish.
The next hearing will be on December 30.