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Busted with 0.003gm in Dubai - 4 years in jail!

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Microscopic cannabis jail 4 years
Briton jailed for four years in Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe
A father-of-three who was found with a microscopic speck of cannabis stuck to the bottom of one of his shoes has been sentenced to four years in a Dubai prison.

Keith Brown, a council youth development officer, was travelling through the United Arab Emirates on his way back to England when he was stopped as he walked through Dubai's main airport.

A search by customs officials uncovered a speck of cannabis weighing just 0.003g - so small it would be invisible to the naked eye and weighing less than a grain of sugar - on the tread of one of his shoes.

Dubai International Airport is a major hub for the Middle East and thousands of Britons pass through it every year to holiday in the glamorous beach and shopping haven.
But many of those tourists and business travellers are likely to be unaware of the strict zero-tolerance drugs policy in the UAE.

One man has even been jailed for possession of three poppy seeds left over from a bread roll he ate at Heathrow Airport. Painkiller codeine is also banned.

If suspicious of a traveller, customs officials can use high-tech equipment to uncover even the slightest trace of drugs.


ps On appeal, he was pardoned.
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No kidding! that scares me now, what if you have no idea what kind of small particles could be on you or put on you, damn that is insane and inhumane


New Member
This is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of cops doing, there should be laws against that kind of stupidity.

But how did they even find it? Is is common practice to search the bottom of traveler's shoes? what kind of equipment could identify it as not being a speck of dirt?


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Last time I was in L.A. they used a sniffer that vacuumed my luggage (On the outside) then they put the filter into a machine, and tested for particles. In areas along route 95 in the U.S., they used portable machines to test truck drivers seats and floors...


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Yet another expense spent on a war they will never win.
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