The UAE Public Prosecution has emphasized their stand against use of psychotropic substances, particularly among the youth, and warned that as per law, those found guilty will face at least two years of imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dh.10,000.
The educational messages posted on their social media accounts form part of efforts to combat the use of drugs and are aimed at educating the public about the dangers involved in drug abuse and the penalties to be levied against violators.
The prosecutors warned that Federal Law No.14 of 1995 regarding combating Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances prohibits use of psychotropic and narcotics drugs unless a doctor’s permission is obtained.
Article 34 of the law states that it is not permissible to use psychotropic or narcotic substances in any form, or use them personally, except for treatment purpose only on obtaining a physician prescription.
The Public Prosecution had warned the public against publishing any information for the purpose of trafficking or promoting narcotic drugs. The officers believe that eliminating the plague of drug trafficking will not only protect young people, but will improve the sense of safety and stability of our community.
The Public Prosecution emphasized that the UAE law, including the Federal Law No.14 of 1995 and its amendments has illegalised the possession of psychotropic substances and narcotic drugs for trafficking in or for promotional purposes, and has declared it as an offence that carries death penalty.