The government of Seychelles does not tolerate illegal activities that Seychellois may be involved in when travelling overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

The statement came after a 39-year-old visitor from Seychelles was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Dubai earlier this week for mixing heroin with detergent powder in an attempt to send it to a friend back in the island nation.

According to the Gulf News on Tuesday, “The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 39-year-old defendant of possessing 990 grams of heroin for export purposes. According to the primary ruling, the court also fined the defendant Dh50,000 ($13,615).”

Source: Seychelles News Agency