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Dubai Dh12.25 million fake cash smuggler gets reduced jail term

 

DUBAI – A Pakistani man who was initially sentenced to three years in jail for smuggling Dh12.25 million of fake money into the UAE has been given a reduced jail term.

The 51-year-old man won a shortened jail sentence of two years after the Dubai Court of Appeal disregarded his previous conviction for intent to sell fake money.

The court, however, upheld a Dh200,000 fine against him. He will be deported after serving his prison term.

The Pakistani was arrested at the Dubai International Airport in July 2017 after customs officials found fake 500 euro notes worth a total of 2.915 million euros (Dh12.25 million) in his luggage.

He denied knowledge that the money was fake and insisted that the suitcases containing the fake cash were given to him by another man.

“He gave me the bags to carry to Dubai and I didn’t even know or ask why,” he alleged. ICA/Expat Media

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