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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Latin American woman to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs50,000 on charges of importing 55 kilogrammes of cocaine inside her suitcase. The defendant alleged that the suitcase belonged to another person in her home country and she knew nothing about what it contained.
The case dated back to last November when a customs inspector suspected the contents of a visitor’s suitcase and asked her to pass it on the X-ray baggage scanner. The inspector stated that when he found that the suitcase did not look normal, he searched it and found a jacket in it, which contained a substance suspected to be cocaine.
The same substance was also found inside the internal side pocket of the suitcase. As a result, the woman was referred to the police and the substances to the forensic lab. The public prosecution charged the woman with importing and possessing narcotics and referred her to the Criminal Court.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian and a GCC national to three years in jail, and fined them jointly Dhs3,750,000.
The Criminal Court in Dubai sentenced an Asian driver to six months in prison for embezzling Dhs60,000 from his workplace, and lost what he embezzled in gambling. The Court also ordered the convict to repay double the amount he embezzled and fined him Dhs5,000 for the second charge. He would be also deported after serving the terms, the Court ruled.
A Central Asian driver managed to steal Dhs3 million in cash and jewels estimated at the same amount from his female employer in collaboration with four others after they stormed his employer’s room and threatened to kill her baby. The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced them to five years in jail to be followed by deportation. The court of Appeal upheld the ruling and fined the convicts Dhs6 million.
An Arab young man assaulted a paramedic while he was performing his job. The Dubai Misdemeanour Court sentenced him to one month in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs5,000. The Court of Appeal, however, upheld the verdict but revoked the deportation measure against the convict.
He was arrested and legal measures were taken against him, and he was referred to the Public Prosecution.
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The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Gulf citizen to three months in jail on charges of laying hold on a vehicle that belonged to his wife after forging the latter’s signature on a registration certificate issued by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).