An Israeli woman, 43, was sentenced to death in the UAE after she was found guilty of possessing 500 grams of cocaine, Israeli media reported.
The woman was identified as Fidaa Kiwan. She owns a photography studio in Haifa in northern Israel and came to Dubai a year ago.
According to a CNN report, she was arrested a week later after police found the cocaine in the apartment she was staying in.
She claimed that the drugs found inside her apartment weren’t hers.
“The case is known and we are handling it through the consular service and our representatives in the Emirates,” Israel Foreign Ministry said in a statement.