Doha: Two drug traffickers have been sentenced to life for attempting to smuggle a big quantity of marijuana into Qatari territories.
The Criminal Court in Doha fined the convicts each SR300,000 in addition to SR1,000 as customs fines.
They will also be deported immediately on serving their jail term, the court ruled.
The Public Prosecution had charged them with drug trafficking and referred them to the Criminal Court to stand trial.
A customs officer became suspicious when he noticed that he was anxious and shivered as he was submitting his passport.
They scanned his luggage and found more than 3 kilogrammes of marijuana, reported local Arabic daily Al-Sharq.
An interrogation led customs officers to nab his compatriot who was waiting for two bags, containing the marijuana.
The two convicts claimed that they were unaware about the content in the bag and that a compatriot in their country of origin gave them the bags saying a man would collect it from the airport in Doha.