WATCH: ‘Hashish judge’ beaten by driver in court as sentence handed down

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A former Egyptian judge accused of smuggling large quantities of cannabis has been attacked in court, by a man tried alongside him who was handed a 10-year-jail term.

As Islam Mustapha Abdulhadi, 23, was sentenced following his conviction for possession of 68kg of the drug, he shouted at former judge Tarek Zaki, saying the judge had ruined his future and his family’s life.

Abdulhadi was driving back from Sinai, waiting to cross in the Martyr Ahmad Hamdi tunnel with the judge and his female friend - artist Yostena Magdi, 20, who is Dutch, when security forces stopped and searched the vehicle using security dogs that uncovered 68kg of cannabis.

They also found several mobile phones and a licensed gun of the judge.

Judge Zaki immediately handed his resignation to Egyptian Minister of Justice Houssam Abdulrahim.

Magdi’s father threatened the ‘Hashish’ judge, as he is now being called, that he (the father) would kill Zaki’s son.

Recent reports have shown an increase in drugs trafficking charges in Egypt. Earlier last year, police and other high-level figures were charged with drugs trafficking.




Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49