Woman claims she smuggled heroin through Dubai airport unknowingly

The Tajik woman claims she did not know the contents of the bag but police say she was to be paid Dh20,000 for delivering it.

DUBAI // A woman arrested for trying to smuggle more than a kilogram of heroin said the court should track down the man who asked her to carry the bag because she did not know it contained drugs.

“A man I know in Iran gave me the bag and asked me to deliver to his friend here,” said Tajik M E, through tears at Dubai Criminal Court. “I did not know it was drugs. Please, I ask you to bring him and question him.”

Prosecutors said the 33-year-old was caught with the heroin and 59 methadone tablets on September 17 at Dubai airport.

Maj Y S, 38, said police received a tip-off about her and that she had left the bag at the airport where it was taken to the lost and found.

“When she was arrested she denied it was her bag at first, but when the bag was searched a wallet that had her picture inside was found inside.”

He said she admitted that a man named Adham had given her the drugs.

“Adham just gave me the bag and said a man would come to the airport to pick them up from me,” M E said. “I don’t even know who this man is. Adham told me the man would recognise me.”

An officer told prosecutors that M E admitted she had been promised Dh20,000 for delivering the drugs, although she denied this. The next hearing is on January 8.


Published: December 15, 2014 04:00 AM