Papers forged abroad used to export stolen cars from UAE

Syrians used RTA certificates made in Syria

Two jobless Syrians allegedly forged documents of stolen cars for exporting them overseas, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

AMJ, 28, and his accomplice ANT, 49, who are already serving jail sentences for similar charges, are being prosecuted in the case of a Toyota Rav4 2009 model  been stolen in 2010 from a contracting company.

MAJ, a third accomplice, who had been deported earlier, was the one who forged the documents  abroad and sent them the two accused in UAE.

Corporal Khalid Shehab testified that on September 27, 2011, police received a tip off that AJJ had formed a gang for smuggling stolen, mortgaged or rented cars out of the country using forged certificates.

Police interrogated ANT who was serving a jail term in a similar case. Confronting him with the theft of the Rav4 owned by a construction company, ANT confessed to getting a forged export certificate with the help of the deported MAJ. He also confessed that they tried to ship the car via a company based in Sharjah through Ajman port.

“Police retrieved the car from the port. In the car police confiscated the forged documents for this car and five other vehicles,” he testified.

Police arrested AMJ who said ANT was the mastermind of all crimes. He confessed that he was the one who guided him to the cars and supplied him with forged certificates to enable him to send them out of the country via the shipping company.

He confessed that he used to supply the deported accused MAJ with all details of stolen cars and the latter used to send him forged export certificates including RTA certificates made with forged seals of the authority.

The court will reconvene on November 28.

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