The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts on Sunday released its figures for the first half of 2019, with a total volume of 463 cases across all divisions for the first six months of 2019, a 25 per cent increase from the first half of 2018.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two GCC citizens to 6 months in jail on charges of assaulting and resisting a policeman by hitting his vehicle while attempting to escape from the scene of a complaint filed by the girlfriend of one of them.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a verdict issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing a gang of five Africans to two years in jail to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs300,000 on charges of stealing an amount equal to the fine from an Asian trader once he left a bank.
The Dubai Court of Appeal commuted the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance against two GCC citizens from 3 years in prison to one year with a fine of Dhs8,200 over robbing an Asian under duress and using his bankcard for shopping.
A customer service employee at a bank took advantage of his job to access the clients’ accounts and gave the data to another anonymous to steal the money from the bank customers’ accounts, in return for Dhs20,000.
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 Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Asians to six months in jail to be followed by deportation and fined them Dhs25,000 on charges of attempting to swindle Dhs400,000 from an investor after impersonating policemen, inserting a drug-like substance into the investor’s vehicle and convincing the investor of his involvement in a drug trafficking case.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian cleaner to three months in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs30,000 on charging of stealing Dhs30,000 from a company he was working and hiding the same in a yard near his house. The defendant was arrested after the company’s surveillance cameras caught him in the act.
Details date back to earlier when the labourer filed a lawsuit demanding his company to pay him Dhs3,500,000 in compensation for the body injury and the earnings he lost due to the injury.
Two Africans and two Asians killed a guard at a site under construction after gagging and tying him down while he was sleeping to steal electrical cables. The Criminal Court sentenced the two Africans to seven years in jail and sentenced the Asian ones to three years in jail. The Court of Appeal, however, increased the sentence to 10 years against the two Africans and to five years against the two Asians.