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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an American man, 26, for importing drugs through mail. Details of the incident date back to last March, when a customs officer suspected a package that was sent under the defendant’s name.
The officer found 8 filters containing 102 grams of drugs hidden inside a box of sweets.
Accordingly, the defendant was put under a drug test which had a positive result, and was immediately arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
In another development, an African man was arrested and referred to the criminal court, with other 7 runaway accomplices, for beating and robbing a man of Dhs40,000 in Dubai.
The victim testified that he was lured through a fake online massage service, and discovered that he was tricked later on.
Once the victim arrived at the apartment, he was surprised to find seven Africans attacking him, tying him up and brutally beating him.
The gang robbed him of Dhs500 in cash, and took his credit card to withdraw Dhs40,000.
The arrested defendant was jailed and prosecuted for being involved in similar robberies with the other runaway accomplices.
Earlier, the Dubai Public Prosecution referred an Asian gang of three members and an Arab, to the criminal court for possessing fake currency and exchanging it for over Dhs65,000 in Dubai.
Official records indicate that the four defendants were in possession of 16,000 Euros, and had planned to exchange the amount using a tricky method to cover up their crime.
An employee at the exchange testified that he was approached by the first defendant, who asked him to convert 5,000 Euros into dirhams.
The defendant then returned again with the presence of the second and third defendants, claiming that they had another 11,000 Euros which they desired to exchange using their identification card. The employee trusted that the money was real, as he had a prior knowledge of the defendant, and gave them Dhs65,500 in return.
A few days later, the exchange found out that the defendants had used fake credentials and fake currencies to get the mentioned amount.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian visitor to 10 years jail, and payment of a Dhs50,000 fine followed by deportation, for smuggling 586g of heroin in his stomach.
The Dubai Criminal Court ruled that a European woman, 19, be sentenced to two years in jail and fined Dhs50,000 to be followed by deportation after being convicted of importing over 4 kilogrammes of narcotics via Dubai Airports.
The two Asian men were placed under surveillance so that the police could catch them red-handed.
The Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced an African worker to 10 years in prison and fined him Dhs50,000 over attempting to export 3 kilogrammes of drugs stuffed inside children’s toys to a foreign country through a shipping company. The convict will be deported after serving the terms, the Court ordered.
When the Civil Defence men reached the accident site, one of them recognised the car. To his horror, it turned out to be his father’s vehicle. His two sisters were also inside the vehicle.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday approved the second phase of Sharjah Education Academy, that aims to develop the professional capabilities of educational cadres and granting professional and university qualifications in the field of education.
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A migrant specialist in the Gulf since 2010 has welcomed and hailed the commitment and dedication of the UAE and Philippine governments in addressing concerns surrounding household service workers (HSWs), resulting in the implementation of a progressive bilateral labour agreement