A Chadian allegedly hid $41,400 in forged currency notes in a police patrol vehicle after he was arrested in Al Baraha area, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
On January 1, First Sergeant Abdul Rahman Ismaeel, was roaming in a police patrol with his colleague in Al Baraha area.
“I noticed a man who was walking suspiciously. I stopped him and asked for his ID. After giving me an ID card, he ran away. I followed him and caught him between buildings after chasing him for two minutes,” testified the officer.
The officers put AH, 56, in the patrol car and drove to Al Murraqabat police station.
“When we asked him to get off the car, we noticed a piece of cloth hidden behind the driver’s seat. We asked him to pick it up,” said the officer.
Opening the cloth bag, police found currency notes of $41,400 which proved to be forged.
The accused claimed that the amount belonged to Sudanese and gave his name.
Police found out that the Sudanese had been outside the UAE since a year.
It was also found out that he was illegally staying in the UAE since a medical fitness test proved him to have a contagious disease.
The court will reconvene on March 22.