Dubai: 10-year jail for woman who smuggled cocaine in bra

September 26, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 26, Dubai: A woman who smuggled 1.2 kilograms of cocaine through Dubai International Airport has been given a 10-year jail term. The Dubai Court of First Instance also fined the 30-year-old Thai woman, P.J., Dh50,000.

hromedia Dubai 10-year jail for woman who smuggled cocaine in bra intl. news2Presiding judge Mohammad Al Batal said P.J. will be deported following the completion of her jail term.

The woman confessed that she hid cocaine in her bra, which she intended to transport via Dubai. She said in court that she smuggled the cocaine from Brazil with the intention of transporting it outside Dubai on April 18.

An Emirati policewoman said the defendant reached the arrivals terminal around 10.40pm.

“My colleague suspected the defendant and asked her to head to the search room. I accompanied her for a search. I realised that her breast was strangely oversized and suspected that she must have been hiding something. When I asked her to remove her clothes to check, she refused. I insisted she remove her clothes to search her… and so she took off her shirt. I realised that the bra was too big as if something was hidden inside it.

“When I checked the bra from the inside, I discovered a cocaine pouch that was wrapped with brown plastic tape. I also found two similar pouches hidden between the defendant’s thighs. When I asked her about the findings, she claimed that she did not know anything about the contents. Immediately the woman was referred to Dubai Police’s anti-narcotics department for investigation,” said the policewoman.

The woman passenger was cited admitting before the police and prosecutors that she smuggled cocaine from Brazil via Dubai while in transit.

Thursday’s judgement remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

Press writer for HRO media – contributed to this report.

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