Driver jailed in fraud case

DUBAI — The Dubai Misdemeanour Court has sentenced a 33-year-old Egyptian driver Prince Abdul Fadeel to one year in jail in a currency fraud case while acquitting another Egyptian, Ali Saad.


Amira Agarib

Published: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 10:21 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:15 PM

The duo were arrested on June 21 for fraud, acquiring 12 million fake dollars and illegally securing stock of red mercury. The accused who lived in the UAE for two years tried to trade the fake dollars to a Dubai policeman against a value of Dh350,000. The police set a trap and arrested them after they brought two bags to a hotel room in Qusais.

The police confiscated the bags, which contained black currency papers, fake dollars and red mercury. Fadeel was charged under the article 32.36 of the Criminal Law.

The second accused Saad, who was acquitted, said during interrogation that he met the accused only two months ago. On June 21, Fadeel called him and said his family had arrived nine days ago and he needed his help to transport their luggage to the hotel. He responded to the request by driving and waiting for him at the hotel parking lot. He pleaded that he knew nothing about the contents of the bags.

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