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Hyderabad youth in Dubai jail for carrying neighbour’s parcel

Hyderabad: 25 year-old Habeeb Mohammed was very happy that finally he was successful in getting an assistant clerk job with transport firm in Dubai.

But, all his dreams shattered when he was arrested at Dubai airport on charges of carrying drugs.

According to officials, Dubai law enforcement detained Habeeb for bringing the illegal medicine that were banned in the city, reported Deccan Chronicle.

Habeeb’s family has refuted the allegation and insist that he is not at fault .

Last October, Habeeb, a resident of of Chandrayangutta, was flying to Dubai for the first time through an Emirates flight.

Habeeb’s brother, Abdul Qadeer said that the parcel containing illegal drugs actually belongs to their neighbour, who is now absconding. And the person who was supposed to pick up the parcel from Dubai airport is also missing.

“He simply took the medicines given by our neighbour because he, and us, trusted them. But nobody is coming forward to save my brother,” Mr Qadeer said.

“The airport authorities who detained him say that the medicines which he was carrying with him were illegal medicines and those specific drugs had been banned in their country. But my brother was unaware of the medicines or that particular rule. We also filed a police complaint but we are not getting proper response from the authorities over at Dubai,” he said.

Chandrayangutta Police Inspector Prakash Reddy said they received the complaint but was not able to contact the investigating agencies in Dubai.

“The agencies in Dubai should pronounce Habeeb as an innocent and release him. But we will try our best to support the family in whatever ways we can.”

Police should conduct an investigation into the matter seriously so as to establish the truth and catch hold of the real culprit.

“They convey the details of the arrest to Dubai authorities.Only then will Habeeb’s innocence be established. He will be then released by the Emirates’ police,” an official said.