Israeli held over Dubai drugs haul, may seek repatriation

Reuters |
Published: 10.13.21, 13:37
An Israeli has been arrested in Dubai on a drugs charge and may seek repatriation for any trial or resulting prison term, his lawyer said on Wednesday in a case that could test fledgling relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The suspect denies wrongdoing. His Israeli lawyer, Ori Ben-Nathan, said the suspect was arrested on Oct. 5 at a Dubai apartment where UAE authorities said 500 kg (1,100 pounds) of cocaine had been stashed.
He could face life behind bars in the UAE if convicted of a drugs crime.