The Jordanian State Security Court has dropped the curtain on the case file of the “largest drug factory” in Jordan, which was revealed by the Jordanian security services in 2018 and has been operating since 2009.
Today, Monday, the court held a public hearing of the verdict, headed by the civilian judge, Dr. Nasser Salamat, and the membership of the civilian judge Montaser Obeidat, the military judge Lt. Col. Safwan Al-Zoubi, and the presence of the Military Prosecutor, Amjad Tadros, and defense attorneys for the accused.
• Long sentences
The court convicted 11 people, including persons of foreign nationalities and local companies, who participated in the establishment of a drug factory on Jordanian soil. The court decided to put 6 of them to temporary hard labor for a period of 30 years and a fine of 30,000 Jordanian dinars for each defendant.
While the ruling included the conviction of the main defendant in the case, who established the factory and used all methods to manufacture narcotics from the year 2009 until his arrest in 2018, and the discovery of his crime within 9 years, and decided to put him on temporary labor for 30 years and fined him the amount of 30,000 dinars.
The court punished five accomplices of the main accused with temporary labor for a period of 30 years, and each of them was fined 30,000 dinars, and the remaining convicts were sentenced to temporary labor for periods ranging from 5 to 15 years, in addition to two local companies.
In the criminalization decision, the court dropped the common right case against one of the accused, who died during the course of the case before the court, and reduced the sentence of one of the convicts who suffers from complete paralysis.
The Military Public Prosecution demanded the imposition of the maximum penalties stipulated in the law against those convicted of the seriousness of this organized crime, which targeted Jordanian society and its members in order to achieve public and private deterrence.
• Confiscation of materials and precautionary seizure
In its decision, the court confiscated narcotic drugs, chemical precursors, their components and accessories, machinery, tools, equipment, devices, mixers, vehicles, means of transportation, and the cash seized in this case.
The court established the precautionary seizure reference to the movable and immovable property belonging to the criminals, and to the right of the second accused as a son and a descendant of the first convict and the deceased fourth accused, established by the Public Prosecution’s procedures, and for the rights of their ancestors, descendants and wives.
The court confiscated the movable and immovable funds belonging to the convicts, which they owned from the date of the start of the implementation of the criminal project since 2009, and the confirmation of the travel ban signs against the convicts, which are set in the procedures of the Public Prosecution.
The court confirmed the sequestration signals established by the Public Prosecution’s actions against 5 companies and a factory, the seizure and confiscation of their movable and immovable funds, the dissolution of two convicted companies, the closure of 3 institutions for a period of one year, and the deprivation of the convicts from establishing, establishing, registering or managing any institution or company in the future, and writing the relevant books for that. To the relevant official authorities, and to oblige convicts and convicted companies to pay the judicial and administrative expenses equally among them.
• Insecticides industry to cover
In the criminalization decision, the court said that what is established in the case is that the main accused and the rest of his accused accomplices, and in implementation of their sinful criminal project, in organized and planned methods, with clear and well-defined landmarks, and with distributed roles, proceeded since 2009 to establish a number of companies and individual institutions, citing their goals as the manufacture of chemical detergents, pesticides and agricultural pesticides. As a cover for practicing his illegal activity by manufacturing, producing, possessing, selling and marketing substances, narcotic pills and oils inside and outside the Kingdom and putting them into circulation in order to achieve illegal profit with the intention of trading in them. January 2018.