Briton sentenced to death in UAE for drug dealing

Unnamed Briton along with Syrian caught selling 500g of marijuana to undercover officer

The unnamed man, alongside a 19-year old Syrian, was caught by an undercover CID officer in the UAE capital attempting to sell 20g of the illegal drug.

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A 21-year old British man has been sentenced to death in Abu Dhabi after being found guilty of selling AED1,500 of marijuana to an undercover policeman in the Gulf emirate.

The unnamed man, alongside a 19-year old Syrian, was caught by an undercover CID officer in the UAE capital attempting to sell 20g of the illegal drug.

A Sudanese man was also sentenced to one year in prison, while a 17-year old UAE national must attend rehabilitation, the court ruled yesterday.

It is not clear whether any of those found guilty will be able to appeal, or when the death sentences will be carried out.

When contacted by Arabian Business, the UK’s Foreign Office responded with the following statement: “The “The British Embassy in the UAE is in close contact with the British mational in this case and is providing the appropriate consular assistance.”

Source: Arabian Business

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