Passenger gets death penalty for carrying a friend’s iPhone

Recently, a passenger carrying an iPhone was caught at Dubai airport and taken into custody where he was sentenced to the death penalty. Further, inspection revealed that he was carrying drugs in the iPhone box on behalf of his friend.

Some people around us whom we regard as our friends and family members often ask us to carry their valuables to be ported and delivered to their family back at home or other countries as international courier charges are a bit too much.

Well, there are some people who give friendship a bad name by doing inhumane acts such as we are going to tell you.

Drugs in an iPhone box at Dubai Airport

While going through Facebook or any other social media site you might have seen a video in which drugs were packed in an iPhone box that was caught at the Dubai Airport. 

As we know, at airports, rules and checking are very strict. You have to go through certain channels, pass through scanners. Moreover, your goods and stuff is also checked in the presence of customs officers along with the Anti-Narcotics Force.

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The passenger was taken in for checking

We can see in the video how the customs officer opens up the sealed iPhone box and only finds powder form drugs in it with no sign of an iPhone. The man was arrested immediately at the Dubai airport and according to his statement, he was carrying iPhones on the request of his friend to deliver them to a designated person.

The carrier was arrested and most probably he will be sentenced to death as it is a crime to carry and smuggle drugs in the UAE and many Gulf Estates as well as Saudi Arabia.

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Viral Video

It can be clearly seen in the video that the iPhone boxes were packed with a lot of technique and smartness. After the packing, appropriate stickers were also placed on it to hide what is inside. Moreover, the weight of the drugs was also similar to the weight of the iPhone so that nobody gets suspicious.

A normal person like me would have seen them as a mobile phone going as a gift, as sent by every other person to their families back home.

Smuggling Cocaine in an iPhone box leads to Death sentence

If the statement of the person is true that his friend gave him the so-called mobile phones, it is really saddening as it is the end of trust and faith everyone has on their friends. In this case, smuggling cocaine in an iPhone box would lead to the Death sentence at Dubai courts.

Your Life is Precious

One thing is for sure, be vigilant, be very careful and don’t hesitate to say no to your friends and family if they ask you to carry any such packed or wrapped items across the border.

Life is precious, don’t make it difficult by falling prey to such hideous and inhumane people who value money more than your life. May Allah protect us all from such happenings.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.