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Two arrested for possessing banned items


The Abu Dhabi Police arrested two peddlers.

Two persons (Asian and African) have been arrested over the involvement in peddling prohibited items, in addition to possessing cold weapons in Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi.

The Patrols Department of the Criminal Security Division at Abu Dhabi Police in Al Dhafra Region received verified information from confidential sources about two persons involved in illegal activity. Accordingly, the security teams put the suspects under surveillance and set a trap to arrest them red-handed.

The suspects were busted, while the prohibited items and the cold weapons were seized from their possession.

Abu Dhabi Police affirmed their strict combating of any activities and practices that would harm individuals and society in general, urging the community members to report any illegal or suspected acts via the Abu Dhabi Police’s official platforms.

Porter jailed in theft case: The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a porter to 6 months in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs5,000 on charges of stealing a mobile phone from a passenger’s suitcase. The ruling was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The case dated back to last June when a Dubai Airport porter was caught during an inspection campaign while watching videos on a mobile phone during office hours.

According to his statement in the investigations, a policeman said he enquired from the porter if he owned the mobile phone he was using during the inspection campaign. The porter confessed that he took the mobile phone from the suitcase of a passenger leaving the country. The porter was referred to the public prosecution.

On interrogation, the porter admitted that he managed to open the suitcase belonging to a passenger leaving the country, which was not tightly closed, adding that he stole the mobile phone and hid it in his clothes. He later bought another SIM card for using the mobile phone during office hours and leaving it inside when he left from inspection gates.

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