Monday, August 04, 2008

Saudi Judge Busted

This will be all over the web in no time. I saw it at JammieWearingFool.

"A Saudi judge who served as head of an Islamic court has reportedly been arrested in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on charges of possessing and using drugs."

He "was arrested along with his Moroccan wife after police raided their room in a Dubai hotel on Friday and found four grams of hashish in his possession..."

"The judge confessed that he and his wife take drugs and said he brought the confiscated hashish from Saudi Arabia for their personal use."

"Sharia courts in Saudi Arabia impose tough penalties for drug-related charges, and drug trafficking is punishable by death..."

So what will happen to him and his wife? Will this just get quietly swept under the rug? If he has already confessed - that he uses drugs - and that he transported the drugs to Dubai from Saudi - seems to me he should be found guilty - isn't transporting drugs from one country to another what trafficking is?


  1. Thought you'd love this story.....


  2. Thanks for the story, Gill. Wish they'd do a comparison for Saudi. Driving here is worse! At least Abu Dhabi is taking the matter seriously and issuing tickets and fines and "maybe" suspending licenses. Here? Nope. Not happening.

  3. Here in sunny Dubai they are denying the judge thing ever happened lol! Saudi's are claiming they don't have any judges with that name and Dubai police are saying its all a myth! Me smell a rat!

  4. Big one, Rose. Rat that is. Didn't I say this was going to get swept under the rug?


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