Duo accused of forging new Dubai number plate

Traffic prosecutors are seeking a three-year imprisonment and/or a Dh20,000 fine against two suspects, who forged a newly designed Dubai number plate, fixed it on a car and used it.

A 27-year-old Arab suspect has been accused of counterfeiting a newly designed number plate that he sold to a 21-year-old Gulf national suspect, who was charged with fixing the forged plate on his car and driving it illegally.

?As per the UAE Traffic Law, we are seeking the maximum punishment [maximum three years in jail and/or a minimum fine of Dh20,000] against the two suspects for committing such a serious crime. What they did is deemed an act punishable by law ? their crime has negative impacts on traffic safety in Dubai and the UAE,? Prosecutor General and Senior Chief Traffic Prosecutor, Salah Bu Farousha, Head of Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution, said on Thursday.