5 Dubai visitors murder supermarket worker, steal Dh96,000 safe

Dubai: Three visitors have been jailed for 15 years each for premeditatedly killing a supermarket worker and stealing a safe that contained nearly Dh96,000.The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the three Kazakh visitors, 25-year-old S.K., 27-year-old A.R. and 31-year-old A.T., of killing the Indian worker by repeatedly punching him, then tying him up and Read More …

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Two men, three women jailed after yacht party romp

Dubai: Two men and three women, who were caught having consensual sex on a yacht during a party, will be jailed one month each.The 28 invitees, 13 women and 15 men, some of whom are policemen and army personnel, were arrested on a yacht berthed at Dubai Marina in October last year.In April 2014, the Read More …

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Dubai visitor charged with smuggling heroin

A visitor claimed in court on Monday that he was not aware of the nature of the contents of 62 capsules that he smuggled in his intestines when he came to Dubai. Customs inspectors stopped the 24-year-old Afghan visitor, A.F., with heroin capsules hidden in his intestines when he arrived at Dubai International Airport in Read More …

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UAE Attorney General: Accused of Al Reem Island crime referred to Supreme Court

The UAE Attorney General, Counsellor Salem Saeed Kubaish, has said that Alaa Bader Abdullah, the accused in the case of the crime known as Al Reem Island killing, has been referred to the Federal Supreme Court for the hearing of charges brought against her, i.e., the deliberate killing of the victim Ibolya Ryan, stabbing her Read More …

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Duo jailed for defrauding Dh6.5m from bank

A banker and his friend have been jailed for three years each for defrauding a bank of Dh6.5 million using forged documents to open fake accounts for phony clients and process loans. The 42-year-old Pakistani banker, S.T., who worked for the duped bank, and his 30-year-old countryman friend, N.C., forged bank documents on behalf of Read More …

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Visitor jailed for possessing methadone pills

A visitor has been jailed for four years for smuggling 194 methadone pills and 20 half-tablets of the same drug that he claimed to possess for medical purposes. Prosecutors had accused the 44-year-old Iranian defendant, H.S., of smuggling and possessing 194 pills of methadone and 20 half-pills of the same drug for promotional purposes. He Read More …

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Police chase man transporting illegal gas cylinders

Abu Dhabi Police arrested an Asian man caught transporting 20 empty gas cylinders without licence. Police chased and arrested the driver with the shipment on the motorway as he was heading from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The man was sent to the prosecutor who charged him of illegally transporting dangerous items and threatening road users? Read More …

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Dh200 fine and four black points for driving without lights

Drivers face a fine of Dh 200 and addition of four black points to their record if they are caught driving without lights at night or in foggy conditions, Sharjah Police has warned.If the vehicle?s lights are found not to be in working condition, the driver can be fined Dh200 and six black points. Absence Read More …

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Journalist jailed in Dubai for molesting woman makes impassioned appeal speech

A journalist who molested a woman in a supermarket told appeals court judges on Tuesday he was neither sick nor sexually deprived. The Egyptian expatriate, 31, was sentenced in November to three months? imprisonment and deportation. He was convicted at Dubai Criminal Court of touching the woman, 31, from Malaysia, as she bent over to Read More …

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Man arrested for stealing Dh75,000 in RAK

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing Dh75,000 from the car of his friend. The suspect, identified as M.R., 22, of Arab nationality, was sitting in the car of his 30-year-old Emarati friend shortly before the reported theft took place, police said. After the money went missing, the car owner filed complaint with the Read More …

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Dubai Police seize Dh35m in stolen jewellery

An Emirati man was arrested for buying jewellery worth Dh35million using cheques that bounced, Dubai Police revealed. Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Dubai Police Chief, said the man was arrested in cooperation with the Omani authorities in Oman, where he went to sell the jewellery. He added that it is noteworthy that the operation Read More …

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Two women jailed for human trafficking

Two women on Monday received jail sentences after being found guilty of forcing a Moroccan woman into prostitution. The suspects had lured the victim to Dubai under the pretence of securing her legitimate work. Moroccan suspect A.A., 22, was sentenced to three years in jail while Syrian R.A., 28, was given a two-year jail term. Read More …

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Men jailed by Dubai court after being found guilty of murdering their sponsor

Two men murdered their sponsor by slitting his throat before stealing more than Dh200,000 in cash, Dubai Criminal Court heard yesterday. Prosecutors said that Pakistani M?A, 22, who was jailed for 10 years, restrained F?Z last year, while his compatriot, M?F, 25, killed him. They then stole three packets of cash ? two containing dirhams Read More …

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American jailed for importing Tramadol into Dubai

An American salesman who confessed to importing 270 Tramadol capsules into the country was convicted by the Dubai Criminal Court of importing drugs and sentenced to a year in jail.G N, 30, told the judge he imported the capsules for medical reasons, although he did not specify the nature of his condition.Prosecutors charged him with Read More …

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Jail time for man convicted in Dubai of threatening to set money exchange workers on fire in robbery attempt

A salesman from New Zealand who sprayed gasoline over employees at a money exchange before threatening to set them on fire if he was not given cash was sentenced to six months in jail by the Criminal Court. Prosecutors said that on May 1, M S, 52, walked into the exchange wearing a mask, gloves, Read More …

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51% of UAE users faced financial cyber-attacks in 2014

More than half of users in the UAE faced online threats involving attempted money theft, with an average amount stolen from each user being Dh900. According to the survey, 51 per cent of users in the UAE faced financial cyber-attacks during the year, with 10 per cent of respondents reportedly losing money as a result. Read More …

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