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Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced an African gang of three brothers to 6 months in jail to be followed by deportation on charges of stealing from vehicles.
The gang members were caught after they had broken the rear side window of a vehicle and stole its contents.
According to the official records, the mastermind of the gang confessed that with the help of his brothers he robbed a large number of vehicles including the vehicle in question.
The gang members went to Umm Suqeim where they found a number of cars parked in a sandy area near a luxury hotel in Dubai. They smashed the windows of the vehicles including the car in question from which they stole a black bag, which was found later not to contain anything of value.
The second defendant confessed that he and his other brother, who is still at large, were assigned to keep an eye on the area to see that there was no one approaching. The role of his eldest brother was to choose the place and vehicle and then try to prise open the vehicle door with a screw or else break its window.
The fingerprint report issued by the General Department of Criminal Evidence showed that the fingerprints matched those of the defendants.
An unemployed African woman, 34, lured an Asian man, 33, with her accomplices and stole Dhs60,000 from his possession.
An Asian man, 48, sought the help of two policemen who he knew very well to arrest the son of his partner, 24, and force him to sign a promissory note for Dhs132,000 in financial obligations to be paid by his partner.
A trespasser insulted police officers and bragged about being an American, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those tested negative will be sent home through special arrangement of transport," Asad Umar said.
The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.