Dubai full of honest people, say police

In separate instances in 2014, Dh125,252, $24,792 and €825 were returned to their rightful owners after residents submitted them at the station.



By Amira Agarib – Principal Correspondent

Published: Tue 14 Apr 2015, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:20 PM

Dubai — Dubai is full of honest people, said a senior official from the Dubai Police as His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a law on lost and abandoned property in Dubai.

Colonel Dr Adel Al Suwaidi, Director of Muraqqabat police station, said: “In separate instances in 2014, Dh125,252, $24,792 and €825 were returned to their rightful owners after residents submitted them at the station.”

Though other amounts, including Dh157,407 and $5,400, were submitted to the police, its owners were not found.

Al Suwaidi said Al Muraqqabat Police Station honoured three persons — two Indians and a Pakistani — for returning $9,000, Dh4,270 and Dh50,000 to the police. An Arab man also was honoured at the station for preventing a theft and helping the police arrest the thief.

Lost and found at the airport

The Dubai Police recently auctioned off lost items that went unclaimed at the Dubai International Airport, with revenues from them reaching over Dh96,000, including Dh53,000 from mobile phones.

Khaled Al Howsani, Director of Lost and Found section, said the police announce lost and found items on their website and international networks. He called on the public to report the items they lose.

Items that were lost at the airport included laptops, cameras, recorders, car seats, glasses, accessories, bags, identification documents and cash.

Of the found items, cash will be handed over to the Dubai Public Prosecution after three months, while the other items will be auctioned off.

amira@khaleejtimes.com


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