Tourist jailed for offering bribe to cop in Dubai

A Canadian youth, who was reportedly drunk when he offered a bribe to a police officer to avoid being taken into custody, has been sentenced to three months in jail.

By Marie Nammour – Senior Reporter

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Published: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 12:44 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:51 PM

The 18-year-old tourist was arrested in Naif Gold Souq on May 23 after he allegedly tried to bribe a police officer with $1,000.

The Court of First Instance also ordered the deportation of the Canadian, identified as K.A., after serving his jail sentence.

Police officers were originally called to the place on a complaint that two unruly youths were making trouble. “I and two colleagues were doing the morning patrolling around the Gold Souq when we spotted the defendant and his friend making noise and trouble and other disturbance for the nearby residents,” said a police officer who was on duty in that area around 7am.

A police officer approached the two youths to ask for their identification documents.

“That officer told us that they looked drunk and smelled of alcohol. He restrained them until a police patrol car came from Naif police station.” The same officer then told the witness that the accused on trial offered to give him $1,000 for letting him walk away rather than taking him into custody.

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