Dealing drugs in the United Arab Emirates is highly intolerable. Those who get caught may face unfavorable consequences or even death.
Two Filipinos in Abu Dhabi are facing a death sentence after they were caught peddling drugs and psychotropic substances.
According to reports, the two Overseas Filipino Workers received huge quantities of illegal drugs coming from an international drug ring.
“The two accused engaged in the criminal activity of drug and psychotropic substances dealing for the account of drug dealers acting from abroad, in exchange for money,” says the court.
It was found out that these Filipinos had ‘isolated spots’ where they hid drugs and they were collecting it before they got busted.
“The products [illegal drugs] are then sorted, divided, packaged, and distributed in the places they deem appropriate, and whose coordinates and photos are transmitted to the dealer, who in turn forwards them to the drug addicts who seek to obtain the said products by communicating via WhatsApp,” says the court.
When the Filipinos were arrested, authorities were able to find “suspicious crystalline substance that proved following analysis to be a prohibited psychotropic substance.”
There were also a couple of mobile phones seized by the police which were used to sell illegal drugs through social media.