Man held for selling adult channel decoders

Sharjah authorities arrested an electronics shop owner for the illegal sale of decoder cards that unblock satellite TV porno channels.

Police said they seized a large quantity of such cards at the shop in Owair market and that its owners targeted mainly teen ager boys.

In a statement, police said the cards give access to eight porno channels and that the shop owner confessed to have bought those cards from a nearby emirate for Dh90 each, which he sold for Dh330.

“He was referred to the public prosecutor…promoting such cards among young men poses a threat to the society,” the statement said.

Abu Dhabi police seize 23 gamblers

Abu Dhabi police arrested 23 Asian gamblers during separate raids on suspected place and six of them were found to be staying in the country illegally.

Most of them were seized gambling in car parks near shopping malls by undercover police men posing as gamblers.

“They were caught with tables and other tools for gambling…they were extremely careful as they selected only Asian customers but our men managed to capture them,” said Brigadier Omair Al Muhairi, operations chief at Abu Dhabi police.

Maid held for stealing Dh250,000 from employer

Ajman’s police arrested an African housemaid who stole jewelry worth nearly Dh250,000 from her Arab employers, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Police seized the maid nearly four hours after the Arab family reported the theft as she was hiding at a friend’s flat in the emirate, Alittihad said.

The maid was also found to have absconded from her sponsor to work for that family, the paper said, quoting police.

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