British woman, 31, is jailed for ten years in Dubai for smuggling more than 300 e-cigarette pods filled with a cannabis extract into the UAE
- British woman jailed for 10 years for smuggling cannabis extract into the UAE
- She was found guilty of possessing 307 e-cigarette pods filled with CBD
- Custom officers also found cocaine and cannabis hashish in her luggage
- Her lawyer Saeed Matar said his client was innocent, would appeal the sentence
A British woman has been jailed for ten years in Dubai for smuggling cannabis extract into the UAE.
The woman, 31, was found guilty of smuggling more than 300 e-cigarettes filled with the illegal liquid into the country.
Dubai Criminal Court heard how she was found in possession of cannabidiol (CBD) oil on landing at Dubai International Airport.
A British woman has been jailed for ten years in Dubai for smuggling cannabis extract into the UAE (stock)
Custom officers found 307 vape pods filled with CBD oil on her possession.
While CBD doesn’t cause the same high as Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC in cannabis, the substance is illegal in the UAE.
The woman was also found with 1.4g of cocaine and 6.3g of cannabis hashish in her luggage, The National reported.
The woman has previously denied the charges made against her.
Her lawyer Saeed Matar said his client was innocent and would appeal the sentence.
‘It was proven during questioning – through her affidavit and that of the customs officer – that the pods were visible, which indicates she did not know they were filled with CBD oil or else she would have tried to hide them more professionally,’ he said.