A woman caught with 1kg of marijuana in her travel luggage has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Public prosecution records show the 28-year-old woman from Cameroon arrived at the Dubai International Airport on a visit visa on January 9.
"I was on duty at Terminal 1 when I was told to open and search the traveler's baggage. I found a plastic bag containing rolls stuffed with dried cannabis plants (marijuana). She was taken into custody and the drugs were seized," a woman customs inspector said.
The Court of First Instance found her guilty of importing and possessing drugs. She was sentenced to 10 years, followed by deportation, and a Dh50,000 ($13,613) fine.
The court ordered the contraband to be seized.
Results of a crime lab report showed the defendant's urine sample tested negative for drugs.
The court ruling remains subject to appeal.
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