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Youth jailed in drug case; three face bribery charges


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Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced an Arab young man to 5 years in jail to be followed by deportation in a drug trafficking case.

According to the official records, the arrested defendant confessed that he met an Asian with the help of a convict, adding that he used to communicate with the Asian and agree on drugs of various types and quantities.

The Asian used to put the drugs in a place located via GPS before sending the location to the defendant to enable him to receive the drugs and peddle them among interested people.

Separately, the Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday heard the case of two GCC nationals and an Arab charged with offering and accepting a bribe of Dhs35,000, in return for facilitating and expediting the process of examining a building and issuing a report of compliance with specifications.

According to the case papers, the first suspect received Dhs15,000 through the second suspect in return for writing a report in favour of the third suspect and accelerating the issuance of a building licence, being an employee at a government body and having the powers to write and issue licences of buildings.

The third suspect tasked the second to mediate with the first for Dhs20,000 as a mediation commission.

A couple of days ago a businesswoman who offered Dhs100,000 to a bank employee to help her obtain a Dhs250,000 loan must see through her punishment, the Appeals Court has ruled.

The Asian defendant, 34, wanted to swindle the loan in the name of an Emirati woman. She presented counterfeit documents to the Pakistani employee, 28, in June and offered to bribe him to get things done. She counterfeited copies of a passport and Emirates ID for the Emirati woman, forged a loan application form, a salary certificate, a salary transfer certificate, a bank statement and a Dhs100,000 cheque.

She noted on the documents that the Emirati woman was working at a municipality. She then duplicated a municipal seal that she used to fake the salary certificate, according to Bur Dubai Police Station records.

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