A student who was found having a bootleg relationship with a woman and consuming drugs has been jailed for 39 months.
The woman’s husband complained to Dubai Police that his wife was involved in an extramarital relationship with a 26-year-old student, originally Palestinian, at a hotel in Bur Dubai in September 2017.
A police team raided the bedroom and found the wife and the 26-year-old under the influence of drugs. The couple was arrested and admitted that they were in an illicit relationship.
Police investigations revealed they had consumed amphetamine, methamphetamine and Pregabalin and had sex three times before their arrest.
On Monday, the Dubai Court of first Instance sentenced the student to 3 years for providing drugs to the woman defendant and also fined him Dh20,000 ($5,445).
Presiding judge Urfan Omar also sentenced him to 3 months for having consensual sex with the woman.
The student accused was convicted of providing mind-altering substances to the housewife, having consensual sex with her and consuming medication.
According to Monday’s ruling, the accused are deported following the completion of his punishment.
When the man showed up in court, he pleaded guilty to consuming drugs but denied having sex with the housewife.
“Nothing happened between us … we didn’t have sex and i didn’t provide her with prohibited substance,” he said.
The female defendant is currently being tried before the Dubai Misdemeanours Court for allowing the student to have sex with her and consuming drugs.
Monday’s ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days