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.
Official records indicate that the defendant and his accomplices have come up with an elaborate scheme of impersonating an American woman and luring the victim through WhatsApp in order to assault and rob him.
A 32-year-old African woman was arrested and referred to the criminal court for holding a European man captive, and robbing him with the help of multiple runaway accomplices.
The defendants confessed to attempting to sell bundles of counterfeit dollars to a person interested in buying them by UAE currency.
The case dates back to last October, when the two victims filed a robbery report, pointing out that they were assigned by their company to cash a Dhs4 million cheque and had headed out to a bank in Sheikh Zayed Road.
Three members of an African gang were arrested and referred to criminal court for robbing a European man using a toy gun to terrorise him in Dubai.
An African gang of eight members was arrested and prosecuted by the Dubai Public Prosecution on robbery charges. The gang had mugged an Asian bank customer of Dhs190,000 in Dubai.
The incident occurred during March this year, when the 28-year-old Asian victim showed up at the police station to report about an African gang who lured and attacked him at an apartment in Dubai.
The incident date back to last September, when the couple were awoken up by the defendants at 6:00am, who forced themselves inside the apartment.