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Man on trial for selling drugs and possessing illegal firearms

A MAN is standing trial for allegedly selling drugs and possessing two unlicensed weapons.

The Bahraini is charged with selling hashish, possessing prescription pills and possessing two firearms and ammunition at the High Criminal Court.

The 29-year-old is standing trial along with two other Bahrainis, aged 25 and 30.

His 25-year-old co-defendant is charged with selling hashish and possessing prescription pills, while the 30-year-old is accused of possessing prescription pills.

The defendants pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court for the first time yesterday.

They were arrested in a sting operation during which the 29-year-old allegedly agreed to sell hashish worth BD450 to an undercover agent in West Riffa.

"We received information about a Bahraini selling hashish in Riffa," an officer said.

"We then sent a plainclothes officer to the 29-year-old defendant, who agreed to sell BD450 worth of hashish to him.

"The defendant was then arrested along with the 25-year-old and we confiscated weapons and bullets found in his car.

"The suspects led us to the 30-year-old defendant."

Police confiscated four pieces of hashish, BD2,620 understood to be money received from selling drugs, a 6mm revolver, an 8mm gun and six bullets.

The 30-year-old security guard was arrested based on his co-defendant's testimony. The trial was adjourned until November 12 for review.



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