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9 jailed for human trafficking, prostitution in UAE

Fujairah-Court

A view of the Fujairah court.

Amir Al Sunni, Staff Reporter

The Fujairah Criminal Court jailed nine Asian and African suspects to periods ranging from 6 months to 3 years after being charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

Police arrested the suspects after receiving information about a brothel where foreigners entered.

The police found the suspects without a legal link between them.

The suspects confessed to the charges and were consequently referred to the court.

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The court sentenced seven of them to three years in prison and the second and seventh suspects to six months in prison for possessing alcohol.

Recently, the Fujairah Criminal Court sentenced 4 Asians including a girl in her twenties to 3 years in jail and fined them Dhs5,000 on charges of human trafficking and use of force.

According to the official records, the girl was brought from her home country by one of the other defendants who cheated her by promising her to work as a waitress in a restaurant against Dhs2,000 per month. When the girl came to the UAE, the defendant took her to an apartment in which the other defendants were staying and handed her over to the third defendant for Dhs5,000.

Together with other peers, the girl waited for the job, but discovered later that she was living in a brothel.