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02 March 2024

Court sentences four people to jail

Court sentences four people to jail. (EB FILE)

By Mohammed Elsidafy

The Dubai Criminal Court issued imprisonment, fine and deportation sentences in cases related to drug, alcohol consumption and robbery.

The court sentenced Asian defendant KB, 45, visitor, to 10 years jail and fined him Dh50, 000 to be followed by deportation after he was caught carrying opium during his entry into country at the Dubai International Airport. Some 85 pieces of fabric saturated with opium weighing 1.22 kg were found in his possession. KB had admitted to the crime during the trial.

In a separate case, the court sentenced another Asian, SK, 29, driver, to four years in jail to be followed by deportation for opium consumption. The defendant admitted to consuming opium in the parking of Terminal 2 at the Dubai International Airport after he obtained the drug from a passenger whom he drove to the airport.

In a third case, the court sentenced two Asians, NK, 33, blacksmith, and FA, 28, worker, to one year jail to be followed by deportation for alcohol consumption and robbery.

Other cases

- A waiter rubbed against a 34-year-old woman and touched her indecently while she was at the Splash store at Deira City Centre with her father, a court heard yesterday. The accused, European WJ, 19, denied molesting the Moroccan woman. 

- A salesman admitted stealing Dh225,000 from his employer. Defendant MK, 40, from Asia, pocketed the cash after falsely claiming that it had not been collected from customers, Dubai Criminal Court heard. The case was adjourned until January 25.

- A woman forged her husband's signature so that she could work for a company under another sponsor, Dubai Criminal Court was told yesterday. The accused, SE, 26, from Russia, attended the hearing with her husband, who asked for time to pay the costs of a civil case. 

- Three men admitted stealing iron worth Dh100,000 from their employer when they appeared at Dubai Criminal Court yesterday.

The court ordered the three – Asians RK, 27, DS, 28 and KM, 45 – in custody until the next hearing on January 18.


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