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Gulf News, Dubai, 16 January 2003

Nine get jail sentences

By A Staff Reporter
in Fujairah

Nine people were sentenced to various jail terms in separate cases. A UAE national was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for possessing drugs and fined Dh50,000 on the same charge. He was also sentenced to another four years for trading in drugs.

Police were tipped off that he was trading in drugs and sent an undercover agent to trap him. Police swooped on him when he was selling hashish to the agent.

In another case, an Indonesian woman and four Bangladeshis were charged with adultery and running a brothel.

The woman was sentenced to three years imprisonment for adultery. Two of the other accused were sentenced to 11 months in jail and to be lashed 95 times. Another was sentenced to three years in jail. One accused was acquitted, but all will be deported after serving their sentences.

In the third case, a Sri Lankan woman was sentenced to three months imprisonment for stealing money and jewellery from her sponsor's house.

In the fourth case, two nationals were sentenced to one year in jail and to be lashed 80 times for attempting to kill a Bangladeshi youngster.

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