Khaleej Times, Saturday, Feb 04, 2023 | Rajab 13, 1444
UAE law: Dh100,000 fine, jail for refusing to give drug test sample
The Public Prosecution in the UAE has reminded residents of the consequence of
refusing to provide samples and specimens for narcotics and psychotropic
substances analysis. Those who refuse to give a sample for drug tests could face
a fine of no less than Dh100,000 and be sentenced to two years in prison.
Taking to social media, the authority, on Thursday, said that officials could
collect the sample for tests for narcotic or psychotropic drugs from people
after obtaining permission from the public prosecution.
People cannot refuse to give the specimen without proper justification. This is
according to Article 63 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 30 of 2021 of combatting
narcotics and psychotropic substances.