Dh50,000 fine, 5 years imprisonment for influencing people to consume drugs

August 29, 2023 at 4:12 PM

Dubai’s Public Prosecution has reminded the public that influencing others to consume drugs is a crime and those who do so face jail time as well as a hefty fine.

According to Khaleej Times, the authorities said that inducing or inciting another person to abuse narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is considered a felony.

The authorities added that the crime carries harsh penalties of at least five years imprisonment as well as at least a Dh50,000 fine.

Meanwhile, there are also strict penalties for transferring money with the intention to buy and use narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances.

According to Article 64/1 of Federal Decree-Law No. 30 of 2021 regarding combating narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, if a person deposits or transfers money (either himself/herself or through a third party) in order to buy or use drugs, the punishment given will be imprisonment or a fine of not less than Dh50,000.

Those who fund drug abuse could face imprisonment, as well as a fine of not less than Dh50,000. (NewsWire)