Dubai Tries A PR Gambit

Dubai pardons Briton ‘with cannabis on shoe’

DUBAI (AFP) — A British man sentenced to four years in jail in the Gulf emirate of Dubai for having a tiny amount of cannabis stuck to his shoe has been pardoned, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Andrew Brown was released early from prison in the Western-orientated emirate which is a popular destination for British tourists, the English language 7Days reported, without stating how much of the jail term he served.

The 43-year-old was arrested in September at Dubai International Airport after customs officers found 0.003 grams (0.0001 ounces) of cannabis on the sole of one his shoes.

Emphasis added by me.

What happens if they test American money? At one time it was said most $100 bills showed trace amounts of cocaine!

Here’s an article about the cocaine contamination of British currency.

Should people refrain from bringing cash to Dubai too?

Meanwhile, that kid with the legal melatonin is still stuck in jail but half of his defense money has been raised.

And no, Dubai never bothered to reply to my email.

Dubai: How about simply refusing entry to people you deem are contaminated with drug traces? That’d be better than unjustly slinging them in jail! It would make the individuals look stupid, not you.

Previously here:

Dubai Continues Its Madness
More About Dubai
Dubai: Don’t Go There, Ever!
Dubai’s Been Busy
Let Dubai Know You Are Not Pleased
Reference: Dubai, The Enemy
Reference: Dubai

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