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Dubai drug bust: Indian gets 4 years imprisonment
February 08, 2004 14:58 IST
One of the four Indians, arrested last year on drugs-related charges, has been sentenced to four years in jail by a Dubai court, a media report said on Sunday.
Prasad Divadkar (25) has appealed against the conviction and the Court of Appeal is expected to issue its ruling later in February, the Gulf News reported. Divadkar will be deported after serving the jail term.
Police reportedly found some cocaine and hashish in their hotel room as well as in the rented car they were using.
Divadkar was detained while the other three were released after judges dismissed the charges against them and they have since returned to India.In case of Azmi, the court dismissed the charges after judges decided his alleged drug consumption might have taken place before he had arrived in the UAE.
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