A jobless couple landed in custody after drug enforcement officers raided their hotel room where they were caught having consensual sex and possessing and consuming drugs.
The 34-year-old Pakistani man, A.A., and his 27-year-old Tajik girlfriend, M.S., were said to have been having sex outside marriage and consuming drugs before they woman stalled drug enforcement officers while her boyfriend tossed out the drugs from an open window in December.
Prosecutors accused A.A. of possessing different banned substances and providing some to M.S.
The couple was charged with consuming drugs and having consensual sex.
A.A. pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance and denied the accusation of providing drugs to M.S. to consume.
However, the suspects admitted that they consumed methamphetamine, heroin and codeine.
They also confessed that they had unmarried sex before presiding judge Urfan Omar.
According to the charge sheet, prosecutors said A.A. possessed 7.2gm of methamphetamine and 7.8gm of heroin and consumed morphine, methadone, codeine, methamphetamine and amphetamine. He was also accused of providing M.S. with heroin for free.
The latter consumed morphine and codeine, according to prosecutors.
A antinarcotics police lieutenant claimed to prosecutors that drug enforcement officers raided the suspects' hotel room following an informant's tip off.
"The informant alerted us that the couple possessed and had been d consuming drugs in their room in the hotel in Naif. We obtained prosecutors' warrant and headed to the hotel. When we knocked on the door, the woman answered from behind the locked door and she made us wait for five minutes until she opened it. She stalled us despite having informed her that we were police. We apprehended them instantly and when we searched them, we didn't find any drugs. One of the corporals looked outside a window that had been left open, and spotted a nylon bag that had been thrown down on the street. I asked him to go and get the bag ... after he got it, we discovered that the bag contained different kinds of drugs and mind-altering substances. Upon searching the room, we found eight methamphetamine pouches inside a drawer. The couple were taken into custody," he testified to prosecutors.
Records said the suspects tested positive for drugs.
A ruling will be heard on March 17.
By Bassam Za'Za'
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