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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
DUBAI: 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 case dated back to last January when a customs inspector, who suspected the suitcase of the European visitor, asked her to open the suitcase, where 13 cigarettes containing a white substance, probably cocaine were found inside her clothes. More 20 cigarettes were found later in the suspect’s clothes. The seized quantity totaled four kilograms of cocaine.
ASIAN INSURANCE CONSULTANT ACQUITTED: The Dubai Criminal Court acquitted an Asian female insurance company consultant and another of the same nationality of the charge of embezzling Dhs1.3 million from the customers of a national establishment engaged in insurance business.
The case dated back to January-May 2017, when a company in which the defendant worked as insurance consultant filed a complaint against her, accusing her of embezzling sums of money totaling Dhs1.3 million in settlement of insurance contracts for customers of a national establishment.
According to the accounting expert, the defendant embezzled Dhs1.3 million through 43 cheques of the account of the company she used to work for after communicating with the beneficiaries for paying their dues in cash.
According to the bill of indictment, the consultant in collaboration of a person of the same nationality encashed the beneficiaries’ cheques for Dhs1.3 million.
A 35-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges, after he was caught using and facilitating crystal meth in Dubai.
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.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Latin American girl to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs50,000 after she was convicted of possessing and importing eight kilogrammes of cocaine inside her suitcase.
Brig. Marwan Julfar lauded the generosity of charitable associations and philanthropists, who strived with the Humanitarian Care Department to support inmates and guide them through their journey back into society.
“The applicant’s residence visa should be valid for at least 60 days from the date of application, so as to be eligible to apply for the service,” the ICP said.
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital on Sunday aged 79 after a long illness.