By Neil Halligan
Federal Supreme Court judge deports Arab man convicted of drug offences
A Supreme Court judge has said that expats convicted of drug offences will be deported from the UAE, according to a report in 7Days.
The UAE’s top court overturned a decision by an appeal court not to deport an Arab man convicted of possession and consumption of an illegal drug, namely tramadol.
The criminal court found the man guilty and ordered that he be deported after spending a year in jail. The man successfully appealed the severity of the sentence and was issued with a AED1,000 fine, instead of the jail and deportation order.
However, prosecutors appealed this decision to the Federal Supreme Court, where the deportation order was reinstated.
The judge, in his ruling, said the UAE federal anti-narcotic law orders the deportation of expats convicted in drug cases.