Court Acquitted A Suspect Of Possessing Unlicensed Weapon And Drugs For Sale
The Misdem-eanor Court of First Instance acquitted a suspect in his 30s of possessing an unlicensed weapon and illicit drugs for sale. He was arrested while parking his car in front of the Central Prison. The prosecution officer explained that security operatives were busy conducting checking at a makeshift checkpoint inside the Central Prison and Firdous area when they sighted the suspect’s car. The officers found the weapon at the backseat as they approached the suspect for checking. They later found illicit drugs on him during a thorough search and referred him to concerned authorities. In his defense, Lawyer Ali Matar Al-Wawan faulted the idea of searching and arresting his client. He noted the wrongful arrest shouldn’t have led to testing the sample of his client’s urine, because the officers had no search and arrest warrant for that purpose.