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.
Fake government worker immured for rape
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.
The price of Super 98 rose to Dhs2.48 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.23 in April, while the price of Special 95 rose to Dhs2.34 per litre for May, up from Dhs2.11 in March.
The civil defense teams in Fujairah on Sunday night managed to control a huge fire that broke out in a landfill in the Badia area, about 40 km north of Fujairah.
A 5-car pile up occurred on the road between Fujairah and Qadfaa when a vehicle driven by a UAE national on the way from Fujairah towards Qadfaa veered off and jumped off to the opposite lane leading to the city of Fujairah, according to Brigadier Dr Ali Rashid Bin Awash Al Yamahi.
Police also called on drivers not to completely close the vehicle's windows, especially when parked in the sunlight.
They seized more than two million medical masks of unknown origin, tens of thousands of fake labels, packages and covers for several brands and thousands of thermometers.
The Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has lined up more than 90 programmes covering a range of topics to be broadcast on its radio and television channels during the holy month of Ramadan this year. The announcement came at a virtual press conference held on Tuesday.