Two plead not guilty to counterfeiting coupons

DUBAI — Two Egyptians standing trial in the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance for allegedly counterfeiting coupons issued by Dubai Municipality have pleaded not guilty. They also denied cheating a Pakistani national by selling to him forged coupons worth Dh46,400.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

Published: Wed 9 Jul 2008, 1:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:07 PM

The 43-year-old truck driver, A.A., and 29-year-old technical assistant, M.H., are accused of counterfeiting 25 booklets of Dubai Municipality coupons in order to gain entry into a wastewater treatment station.

In his testimony, prosecution witness B.R., a Pakistani, said he was the driver of a wastewater truck and had met A.A., about two months before the incident in the labour accommodation in Al Ghusais.

He alleged that A.A. claimed that he was about to leave for Egypt and wanted to sell 25 booklets of coupons used for entering the treatment station for Dh46,400. B.R. agreed to buy the coupons and the deal was carried out on May 6 this year in the Union Cooperative in Al Aweer area.

Later, after the Pakistani suspected that the coupons were fake, he reported the matter to the police. Investigations, too, revealed that the coupons were counterfeit.

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