The First High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced a male defendant who possessed marijuana seeds, to ten years imprisonment and fined him BD 5,000. The defendant was caught possessing the seeds, hashish and narcotics (Alprazolam).
The details of the case show that the Anti-Narcotics Department in Interior Ministry received a tip-off on the defendant’s suspicious activities. An undercover policeman arrested the defendant, who was intoxicated. After obtaining a search warrant from the Public Prosecution, a force from the department searched the defendant’s residence, where four pieces of hashish, marijuana seeds and amounts of money collected from selling drugs were found.
Further investigation showed that the defendant possessed the drugs with the intention of selling it. However, the defendant denied that he was selling drugs.