KUALA LUMPUR ― The chief executive officer of a Malaysian telecommunications company was arrested in Dubai back in September over possession of drugs, according to a report by Harian Metro.
Quoting a source, the report said that the unnamed CEO was arrested at the Dubai International Airport on September 18 after authorities found drugs hidden in his luggage.
“He was arrested by the UAE authorities on September 18 as soon as the flight he was in from Amsterdam touched down.
“He was then detained for two weeks at the airport’s detention centre for further investigation,” the source was quoted saying.
“After two weeks, the CEO was transferred to the Al- Aweer central prison to carry out his sentence,” the source added.
The report said he was recently released and arrived safely back home to Malaysian on Tuesday.