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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced an African gang and another Asian accomplice, to 2 years in jail and a fine of Dhs200,000 for possessing fake dollar bills and attempting to sell it.
All of them will be deported after serving their sentence.
During last July, police received a tip-off about the gang’s possession of fake 3 million dollars and their plan of trying to find a buyer.
An undercover police officer was assigned to contact the gang and express his desire to buy the fake money for Dhs800,000.
The undercover officer met one of the members who showed him samples of the fake money.
The officer struck a deal with them and police arrested the gang red-handed.
An Asian visitor was sentenced to 10 years in jail and was fined Dhs50,000 for smuggling 1,250g of heroin into Dubai.
The defendant used the forged documents to open a new company of his own name and steal the victim’s customers after convincing them that the company belongs to the victim.
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