The 27-year-old British reality star has been detained by Dubai authorities for four days after being arrested at Abu Dhabi airport while traveling to Dubai. Flight to Thailand.
After she was imprisoned, she described her “terrifying ordeal” and was confused as to why she was being held because there was no interpreter available to speak to her.
Miss Crossley has described to friends her being held in prison with 30 other women in 30°C heat as “the most terrifying experience of my life.” Sun report.
Love Island star Kaz Crossley arrested and jailed in Dubai on drug charges (pictured)
In 2020, Kaz was filmed snorting rows of questionable white powder while in the United Arab Emirates at the height of the coronavirus pandemic
Kaz was one of many influencers who traveled to Dubai “for work” when travel was banned for British citizens during the 2020 lockdown.
Miss Crossley thanked fans for their support in an Instagram post after her release
Reality star released without charge after being detained in Dubai’s Central Jail and questioned over video from Two years ago, an influencer in an orange mini dress was seen holding her nostrils while snorting white powder while partying in the city.
In an Instagram post, she thanked her fans for their supportive messages, but said she would not be speaking any further about her experience for the time being.
She said: “I am safe, thank you for your kind message.
“Before commenting on the last few days, I would like to take a moment to reflect.
“We are very blessed.”
The authorities did not have an interpreter, leaving Miss Crossley confused and frightened as to why she was in prison.
She was only allowed to send one email to a friend to tell her loved ones that she was imprisoned and not allowed to shower.
A friend said: “She was very upset and had the worst thoughts running through her head.
“In these countries, we see stories of Britons being beaten for years and years over the drug problem.
“She didn’t have drugs, but on a previous trip she had an affair with someone else that the police are investigating. That’s why they arrested her.”
Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai, told MailOnline that Miss Crossley’s arrest was a stark warning to expats and influencers who are flooding the country.
Ann An insider claimed that “her name was a clear red flag” when her passport was checked in the UAE capital before she was arrested.
Her agent said Friday: ‘Kaz is fully cooperating with the authorities and is free to continue her journey. Kaz was on her way to Thailand via Abu Dhabi, where she was stopped by UAE police and taken in for questioning on matters not directly related to her, but authorities allowed her to cooperate with their investigation. I felt.
Inside the UAE prison where the influencer was held for four days
Life: A photo of Miss Crossley posted to Instagram was captioned:
(File photo) Officers enter the Dubai Central Prison in the United Arab Emirates where she was held
Sterling added: “Kaz Crossley’s case not only highlights the emirate’s zero-tolerance policy on drugs, but also the extensive scope given to UAE law enforcement to arrest and prosecute individuals without substantial evidence. It emphasizes a valid license.
“Based solely on videos posted on social media, it appears Miss Crossley has been detained. It is very likely that she will be arrested and convicted.
“This is the kind of evidence and investigative hubris that we have seen multiple foreigners imprisoned in the UAE based solely on accusations by dubious informants or police bias.
“For example, British citizen Andy Neil was imprisoned in the Emirates in 2018 on drug charges without false evidence for more than a year. I have seen several cases of people being imprisoned for entering the UAE after consuming.
“We are in contact with local authorities following the arrest of a British national in the United Arab Emirates,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.
Dubai recently liberalized its drug laws. First-time offenders face a minimum sentence of three months in prison and a fine of £4,559 to £22,799. Previously, offenders faced a minimum of four years in prison for drug use.
After serving time, the suspect will be deported to his home country and will be barred from returning to the UAE. Sentences for drug trafficking may include the death penalty.
Last month, experts told MailOnline that a record number of Britons could end up in prisons in Dubai.
Human rights groups are predicting a culture clash in Muslim Gulf.
Dubai detention groups believe thousands of Britons have been arrested and hundreds more imprisoned in recent years due to the UAE’s draconian and “very contradictory” laws.
Crossley, whose mother is Thai, posted her last Instagram post five days ago during a short trip to Dublin.
A representative for Miss Crossley has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
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Kaz has been making an impact online since she rose to fame on the 2018 ITV2 show.
Miss Crossley was one of many influencers who traveled to Dubai “for work” when travel was banned for British citizens during the lockdown.
Crossley revealed he had purchased his second property, a new home in Manchester, just days before the video of him vomiting white powder was released.
Millie Court and Love Island’s Chloe Burrows shared a number of videos while promoting bars, restaurants and businesses in Dubai in 2023. Instagram One of them was Downing Shot, dancing in the club, sunbathing by the pool when the tax change came in.
The 30% tax cut would bring the price of liquor down from around £12 to around £8 a pint. A glass of wine is around £6, cocktails around £10, and even less during happy hour, which is common in Dubai hotels. Wine and spirits prices are already dropping in licensed stores.
Despite vehement denials, the ultra-conservative Saudi regime is also said to be considering allowing drinking for the first time — and has been tarnished by claims women routinely used to drink. It seeks to diversify from petroleum by organizing events such as major music festivals, including last year’s one on sexual assault.
Chloe Burroughs snaps a shot and takes a dip in her private pool during her January vacation in Dubai
Khloe poses by the pool at the popular vacation destination, which was visited by 12 million people last year.Even more are expected this year, but human rights experts warn there could be more violators of Dubai’s conservative laws.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is keen to secure the 2030 World Cup, using Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as ambassadors.
Dubai is the UAE’s financial, trade and tourism hub, and has used global stars and influencers to promote its image as the party capital of the Gulf, while a major city that has slowly loosened its restraints on drinking. We are an oil exporter.
The hospitality industry has already posted Instagram posts praising the tax cuts, and Instagram is already flooded with posts from models.
With a state population of 3.3 million and expats outnumbering locals by at least 9 to 1, tax cuts could please many people there, including many Britons.
Over 12 million foreign tourists visited in the first 11 months of 2022. This is double what he is in 2021. However, despite rave reviews for the weather and luxurious accommodations, complaints are often made about the prices of alcoholic beverages.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11764905/Love-Island-star-Kaz-Crossley-released-Dubai-jail-reveals-terrifying-ordeal.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Love Island star Kaz Crossley says she’s ‘safe’ in first post since being released from prison in Dubai