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Indian expat jailed in Dubai for selling stolen face masks


DUBAI – A 43-year-old Indian expatriate has been jailed after trying to sell stolen face masks worth Dh8,400.

The warehouse keeper for Dubai Health Authority (DHA) lost his appeal at the Dubai Court of Appeals and will be spending one year in jail and then deported.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of Dh8,400.

Records showed that the Indian man stole 28 boxes of face masks between May 31 to June 11. Each box contained 100 packs of face mask worth a total of Dh8,400.

He was caught after he tried to sell the face mask to a Filipina owner of a medical supplies company.

“I knew he worked as a warehouse keeper at DHA. So I reported him to his supervisor as soon as he tried to sell me the face masks,” the Filipina said.

Working with police in a sting operation, the Filipina business owner paid the Indian man Dh8,400 in marked money. He was arrested after receiving the cash.

The Indian man was found guilty of theft, damage to public interest and embezzlement. ICA/Expat Media

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