Cop drug trial adjourned | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Cop drug trial adjourned

The High Criminal Court yesterday adjourned a case involving a policeman who’s accused of selling drugs to two women - a Bahraini, 22, and a Gulf national, 19, to August 20. According to the investigations of the Anti-Narcotics Department, the defendant, a first lieutenant, was arrested at his residence in Hidd, after the department was tipped off about his possession of drugs with the intention of selling.

The arrest took place on May 14 this year when a police force raided the defendant’s house and found the two women inside his room at his residence. A piece of hashish (0.23g), methamphetamine, which is locally known as Shabu and prescription pills were found in the man’s possession. Additionally, items used to consume drugs, such as rolling papers and pipes, were seized. It was also mentioned in the police report that an amount of BD129, which is believed to be earnings from selling drugs, was found.

The defendant told the interrogators that he would buy the drugs through a person in Pakistan, claiming that he would transfer amounts of money to the alleged dealer, who would lead him to the location where the drugs are hidden. As for the women, they told the officers that the defendant forced them to consume drugs, denying any relation to his peddling activities.

The Public Prosecution accused the lieutenant of selling drugs, while both women were accused of consuming drugs, before they were all referred to the court, which yesterday adjourned the case to August 20.