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Video: Dh4 billion online scam bid busted in Dubai raid, 9 arrested

Video: Dh4 billion online scam bid busted in Dubai raid, 9 arrested

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The Dubai Police have arrested an African gang of nine cyber-scammers that had run 81 fake businesses across 18 countries around the world. They created a 'wealthy' image on social media - then duped people into transferring money in exchange of false job opportunities. #????? | ????? #???_??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ????????: https://t.co/rNklcejxsH#?????_??????? pic.twitter.com/dKsonDAM70 - Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) February 3, 2020 Dubbed 'Fox Hunt', the operation revealed the hidden online fraud network that managed to siphon off more than Dh32 million worth of money transfers. The fraudsters were busted at their UAE residence, where the e-crime team of the Dubai Police found laptops and mobile phones full of sensitive information on in...
Couples beat each other in UAE in separate cases

Couples beat each other in UAE in separate cases

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Two couples stood trial at the Fujairah court, in separate cases, on charges of beating each other. Both the cases were settled in an amicable way. In the first case, the husband admitted to hitting his wife saying: "She beat me first. I reacted only in self-defence." He added that he had a heated argument with his wife who beat him at the end of it all "showing no respect" to him. "I defended myself and hit her." When asked by the court, the woman admitted to beating her husband. She then told the court that she waived off her right in the case, requesting reconciliation. The same request was expressed by her husband. He said: "We have children and we do not want to give them more hard time with this litigation." In another case, the wife told the court that her husb...
Dh930,000 fraud at Dubai telecom firm, staff fakes forms for phones, services

Dh930,000 fraud at Dubai telecom firm, staff fakes forms for phones, services

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A telecom firm's sales executive has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly forging application forms to obtain smartphones and mobile services worth at least Dh930,668. From December 2015 to March 2016, the 42-year-old Filipina employee reportedly faked e-data and forms for 96 smartphones and 96 SIM cards, prosecution records showed. Two runaway accomplices - a 28-year-old Nepalese and a 36-year-old Indian man - were also charged for their alleged involvement. The manager of the special auditing section at the telecom firm said during the investigation that the Filipina employee was in charge of receiving customers' applications for phones and SIM cards, Internet connections and other services. She was given access into the firm's e-system to go about her...
Dubai traveller caught with heroin hidden in tea bags at airport

Dubai traveller caught with heroin hidden in tea bags at airport

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A 21-year-old man has stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance after being caught with more than 1kg of heroin - hidden in bags of green tea - at the emirate's airport. He was charged with possession of illegal drugs and smuggling. The Pakistani man arrived at Dubai International Airport on November 7 last year on a visit visa, the court heard. A customs inspector, who was on duty at 4am on the day of the incident, said: "The defendant's luggage looked suspicious because of its abnormal volume. The accused was then stopped and his bags were searched." Three bags of green tea were found. "We opened the tea bags and found another bag in which there was heroin." The traveller was then referred to the Dubai Police anti-narcotics department. He was arrested and has since...
UAE-India legal deal: Everything expats need to know

UAE-India legal deal: Everything expats need to know

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India's decision to declare UAE as a reciprocating territory for the Civil Procedure Code will deter debtors from absconding after committing fraud, the head of the Indian mission in Dubai told Khaleej Times on Monday, January 20. On Saturday, January 18, the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice issued a gazette notification declaring the UAE as a reciprocating territory for the Code of Civil Procedure and identifying superior courts in the country, which in turn helps facilitating the execution of UAE civil court orders through Indian courts. Following the ruling, legal experts and lawyers have welcomed the order, and have said the new rule gives a strong message to defaulters of loans. 'Finer details to become clear over time' However, the finer details of how the rule will be
Man gets Dh500,000 fine for threatening wife, insulting Islam in Dubai

Man gets Dh500,000 fine for threatening wife, insulting Islam in Dubai

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An estranged husband has been sentenced to three months in jail in absentia by the Dubai Court of First Instance on multiple charges, including blasphemy. Public prosecution records show that the Jordanian man, a fugitive, sent WhatsApp messages that insulted Islam. He did this while allegedly threatening his wife. He threatened to burn her and her brothers in a "carnage". The court ordered him to pay a fine of Dh500,000. He will be deported. The case dates back to April 29 last year and was registered at Al Rashidiya police station. The defendant was referred to court, pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hate law, and provisions of the Federal Penal Code. The complainant, the defendant's wife, a 30-year-old employee, said during the prosecution investigation that...
3 men in Dubai fined Dh500,000 each for insulting Islam online

3 men in Dubai fined Dh500,000 each for insulting Islam online

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Three security guards of a five-star resort have each been fined Dh500,000 by a Dubai court for insulting Islam on social media. The Dubai public prosecution accused the three Sri Lankans, aged between 28 and 34, of contempt of religion through posts on Instagram and Facebook. It referred them to trial pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hatred law and the Federal Penal Code. The Dubai Court of First Instance ordered that all the three accused be deported after paying the fines. The trio has been detained. The case dates back to May 19 last year. It was registered at Al Barsha police station. A police sergeant said they moved to the resort after receiving the report. "We found the three guards were already restrained by their colleagues. "With a prosecution warran...
UAE expat jailed over prize scam

UAE expat jailed over prize scam

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An expat in Umm Al Quwain has been sentenced to six months in jail for scamming an Asian woman, making her believe that she had won a raffle prize. His accomplice, who remained at large, was given a four-month imprisonment sentence, the emirate's misdemeanour court ruled. In the woman's complaint, she said the first defendant gave her a call saying she had won Dh5,000 in a raffle draw conducted by one of the country's airports. "He asked me to provide my credit card number and the security code so they could transfer the prize," she told the police. "Later, I discovered that he, along with the second defendant, managed to transfer all the money from my account to the account of the first defendant." The UAQ police launched investigations and managed to arrest the first d...
Man on trial for trespassing into his own house in UAE

Man on trial for trespassing into his own house in UAE

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A man has appeared at the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court on charges of trespassing into his own house, from which he had been barred, following family disputes. As per the court records, the case unfolded when the couple had a heated argument, following which the husband left for work, while the wife approached the court and filed a case against him. When the husband returned home three weeks later after his work got over, since his wife wasn't around, he was able to stay there. However, he was shocked to hear about the case that his wife had lodged against him for trespassing into his own house. The litigation was moved to the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court where the husband denied the charges and told the court he did not trespass into anyone's house. "I was staying at my
7 years in jail, Dh20,000 fine for speeding, reckless driving in UAE

7 years in jail, Dh20,000 fine for speeding, reckless driving in UAE

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Two young Arab drivers have been sentenced to seven years in jail for speeding and reckless driving. The Fujairah Court of First Instance also ordered them to pay a Dh20,000 fine each, but they filed an appeal against the verdict. The duo faced nine charges, including reckless driving, driving at a speed of 160kmph, driving against the direction of traffic, posing grave risk to road users, disobeying security officers, ramming into and damaging two police patrols, causing injuries to two people, and drug abuse. The first defendant was driving the car and a friend was sitting next to him, court records showed. When the policemen ordered them to stop the vehicle, they refused to do so. Instead, they hit the police patrol, injured two officers, and fled the scene. More patrols...