Trio accused of falsifying documents

Three workers have been accused of falsifying documents to advertise in a newspaper that they work in a pest control company.

The Egyptian trio, 37-year-old M.S., 26-year-old M.M. and 27-year-old H.S., were said to have provided an Arabic newspaper with a photocopy of a purported company that controls pests and exterminates animals [snakes and rodents] that affect public health in July.

Prosecutors accused the defendants of forging a photocopied document and claiming that they were permitted by Dubai Municipality to work in pest control and exterminate snakes and rodents.

The trio pleaded not guilty when they showed up before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday.