Dubai Police arrests a man who posted a video of himself taking heroin to challenge the police.
Dubai: Dubai Police do not allow anyone to consume, promote, or trade drugs. An Asian man who posted a video of himself on social media taking heroin was arrested by the Police.
Brigadier Eid Mohammad Thani Hareb, Director of the Anti-Narcotic Department at Dubai Police, said the man published a video while taking the drug and challenging the authority to arrest him.
The video went viral on social media platforms and the police immediately identified the spot and arrested the suspect within a few hours. Ths accused was handed over to the concerned authority for punishment.
Brigadier Hareb urged the public not to circulate videos related to drug issues as it might lure people to try illegal drugs themselves.
According to article 29 at the cyber-crime law, the punishment for those who publish online news, information or data to deride or to damage the reputation of the country or any of its institutions, is imprisonment and up to a Dh1 million fine.