A Filipino man has appeared in court charged with using drugs, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer in Dubai, UAE.

On July 4 last year, the 42-year-old Filipino was arrested outside his residence in Al Quoz after police were given information that a man had purchased illegal drugs from the Filipino, Gulf News reported.

When police confronted the Filipino, he resisted arrest and tried to escape by biting an Emirati policeman’s hand.

“He tried to flee and resisted arrest when we caught him. He bit the fingers on my right hand,” the police officer said.

A medical test confirmed that at the time of his arrest, the Filipino was under the influence of crystal meth and amphetamines.

On Sunday at the Dubai Court of First Instance, when charged with assault and taking drugs, the man denied the charges and pleaded not guilty. The Filipino remains in custody and the court scheduled a ruling on February 24.


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