KHALEEJ TIMES, Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023 | Rajab 10, 1444
Up to Dh1-million fine: UAE authority warns of hefty penalties for promoting firearms, explosives online
Trafficking in and promoting firearms, ammunition, or explosives is a
serious offence in the UAE, punishable by hefty penalties that include jail time
and up to Dh1 million in fines.
In a fresh warning issued on Wednesday, the country's Public Prosecution said
whoever publishes information online about firearms trafficking could be
sentenced to imprisonment of no less than a year or a fine of Dh500,000 to Dh1
This also applies to those who will be caught running a website "with the intent
of trafficking in or promoting firearms, ammunition or explosives in cases other
than those permitted by law".
The policy falls under Article 29 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021on
Combatting Rumours and Cybercrimes.