Bahrain: Slipper Drug-Smuggler To be Deported

Customs official jailed for smuggling tobacco.
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The Fourth High Criminal Court has sentenced a Gulf national, who attempted to smuggle 2,960 narcotic pills into the Kingdom by hiding it in his slippers, to five years imprisonment followed by deportation, and fined him BD3,000.

The incident took place when the defendant came to the Kingdom through Bahrain International Airport from Jordan, and upon passing through the customs was searched by the first witness, a customs officer who found 2,960 pills hidden in his sandals. Also, the results of the laboratory showed that these pills contained the drug effect of amphetamine.

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Moreover, the second witness conducted investigations that confirmed that the defendant brought the pills with the intention of drug trafficking.

The defendant confessed to the investigations of the Public Prosecution regarding the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

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