Pakistani, Iranian Sentenced to Death for Heroin Dealing in UAE
A court in the Gulf emirate of Dubai has sentenced an Iranian and a Pakistani to death for heroin trafficking after they were caught in separate police stings, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Gulf News said the 28-year-old Pakistani was arrested in June while trying to sell two kilos (4.5 pounds) of heroin to an undercover policeman for 61,000 dirhams (16,600 dollars).
A 45-year-old Iranian, who was also not identified, has been given the death penalty after being arrested in a similar operation.
Several foreigners have been sentenced to death under a 1995 law that lays down capital punishment for drug trafficking. But no executions -- normally by firing squad in the Emirates -- have been announced for narcotics crimes -- DUBAI (AFP)
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