UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 10 DRUG DEALERS GET DEATH IN KHOR FAKKAN
November 15, 2011: a criminal court in Khor Fakkan, UAE, sentenced 10 men to death after they were convicted of trying to smuggle nearly 2.5 tonnes of drugs into the country by sea, press reports said.
The court sentenced another defendant to 10 years in jail and ordered the deportation of him and three minors involved in the operation.
Anti-drug squads had seized the gang from Iran and Pakistan in January while trying to smuggle the quantity of hashish and opium by boat which was anchored in the UAEās international waters off Khor Fakkan.
Posing as customer, police detectives agreed with the drug dealers to buy the staff, allowing a large police force backed by helicopters to capture them in the territorial waters. They had all confessed to trying to smuggle narcotics. (Sources: Khaleej Times, 15/11/2011)