Drug smugglers hired by Iranian mastermind to learn fate by Bahrain court
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The High Criminal Appeals Court is set to deliver a verdict on the appeal of two defendants involved in a drug smuggling case.
The first defendant, who has already been convicted, received a 15-year prison sentence and a fine of BD10,000 for the use of force and violence against a public official responsible for enforcing drug and psychotropic substance laws.
The second defendant, currently serving a life sentence, faces a fine of BD10,000 for the grave offence of drug trafficking.
The incident was revealed following the receipt of valuable information by the Anti-Drug Enforcement Administration.
Confidential sources revealed a clandestine drug smuggling network operating within Bahrain's territorial waters.
Authorities identified an Iranian national as the mastermind behind the illicit operation.
Law enforcement agencies collaborated with a confidential source who successfully arranged the purchase of one kilogramme of cannabis for BD2,200.
The accused handed the confidential source a nylon bag containing approximately 1.10 kg of cannabis, and the money was handed over.
A well-coordinated raid led to the arrest of the accused, and another nylon bag containing 5.226 kg of cannabis was discovered in the defendant's vehicle, further strengthening the case against them.