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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Sharjah Ports, Customs, and Free Zones Authority has posted an awareness video on its social media accounts highlighting the penalty for committing forgery in data of the certificate of origin. This comes as part of the Authority’s efforts to raise awareness of its customers and community members about the laws regulating customs work in the country and the consequences of committing any customs violations.
According to Federal Law No. 11 of 2019 regarding rules and certificates of origin, whoever forges the data of the commodities imported into the State or exported outside the State or whoever provides misleading information with the intention of fraud in the certificate of origin or the indication of Origin, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and/or a fine not less than Dhs(100,000) one hundred thousand and not exceeding Dhs(500,000) five hundred thousand.
This is in addition to the administrative penalties, including suspending the temporary granting of the certificates of origin for a period not exceeding one year.
The Authority underlined its keenness to elevate the legal awareness of all its customers and community members and enhance the effective and regular communication with them to get acquainted with all the updates of customs procedures and requirements. This is part of the Authority’s strenuous endeavors to enhance people’s compliance with customs laws and regulations and ensure the security and protection of society.
The gangsters reportedly attacked the shop, threatened the employees and stole money of different currencies that amounted to over Dhs2 million.
Sharjah Police prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace, and grant his family patience and solace.
Two of the passengers died at the scene, while the third was transferred to Dhaid hospital
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The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.
Social media users and residents have called local authorities to honour Matute for his heroic act.