Saudi Shariah court judge arrested in Dubai for possessing hashish

August 4th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Dubai, Aug 4 (ANI): The Dubai Police has arrested a senior Saudi judge and his wife for allegedly possessing and using drugs.

A police source said that the accused is a judge who served as a head of Shariah court in Saudi Arabia.

Currently in the custody of Bur Dubai police station, Hamad Salim bin Naif, the accused was arrested from a hotel in Bur Dubai on Friday.

Some hashish was allegedly found in his possession at the time of his arrest, the Khaleej Times quoted the source, as saying.

The police acted on a tip off that the suspect had arrived in the UAE recently on a visit and had hashish in his possesion.

The police CID officials tracked down the suspect and raided his room in the hotel on Friday night after seeking permission from the Dubai Public Prosecution, the source pointed.

The police recovered four grams of hashish from his bag. Both the accused and his wife were then referred to the Bur Dubai Police Station.

During interrogation, the accused said that he had brought the hashish from Saudi Arabia.

He confessed that he and his 42-year-old Moroccon wife used drugs and the confiscated hashish was for their personal use only. (ANI)

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