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UAE Anti-Drug Amendment: Dubai court overturns deportation order

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Dubai Misdemeanor Court has dropped the deportation order against a man dependent on the new amendments in the UAE’s anti-narcotics law.

The man was arrested by Dubai Police for burning-through unlawful drugs, viewed as blameworthy by a court, and gave a Dh3,000 fine and deportation.

The man was indicted in absentia yet his lawyer pursued and asked with all due respect to the judges to carry out Article 75 of the new Decree No 30 of 2021, on narcotic and psychotropic substances, which happened on January 2.

Bader Khamis from World Center Advocates and Legal Consultant said he requested that the court execute the new correction, which says that deportation isn’t mandatory in close to home use or ownership of drugs and the revision surrenders the choice to the adjudicator to choose if somebody indicted is permitted to remain in the UAE.

Solicitation to utilize ‘more ideal law’
“The suspect has no earlier criminal record, is a young fellow who has some work. He doesn’t present any criminal risk, which is an unquestionable requirement in deportation. I requested that the court utilize the more great law for the charged,” said Khamis.

Deportation dropped
The suspect went to the allure hearing, conceded to burning-through drugs and requested kindness. The court maintained the fine of Dh3,000 and dropped the deportation.

As per official records, the judges eliminated the deportation as the suspect is a UAE inhabitant who has some work and has never been sentenced in drug cases beforehand.

Dubai Police had gotten data about the suspect having drugs. He was arrested and a lab test showed that he had devoured cannabis. He conceded the charges during cross examination and was accused of utilizing unlawful drugs.

“We requested that the court use Article 13 of the discipline law, which says if a law more ideal for the blamed is given later the execution for a wrongdoing and prior to delivering a last judgment, it will be applied,” added Khamis.

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