Bahrain: Expat Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug Peddling

Drug peddling

An expat was sentenced to 10 years in prison with a fine of BD 3000/- for drug peddling and illegal stay in the Kingdom. Two other accused, an other expat and a Bahraini man was given one-year imprisonment with a fine of BD 1000/-.

The Anti-Narcotics Department arrested the accused as he fell unconscious due to drug abuse inside a shop in Central Manama. On further interrogation, he revealed the source of the drugs which led to the arrest of two other expats.

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The Police set up the trap for drug peddlers and caught them red-handed while delivering two rolls of heroin near a residential building in Gudaibiya. The suspects however admitted to the crime of drug peddling in various areas of the capital.