Worker jailed for stealing barrels

A warehouse worker, who stole 38 expensive barrels used for storing alcohol, belonging to a maritime trading company, has been sentenced by the Court of First Instance to six months in jail followed by deportation.



A British manager, 41, said in the investigation that he learnt about the incident from a Bangladeshi worker. He said the barrels were stolen from a local hotel and belonged to a private trading company.

The manager quoted the worker as saying that he saw the accused, a 42-year-old Indian, transporting the empty barrels, along with two other men, from the hotel before loading them onto a truck. The manager summoned the accused and questioned him about the allegations and he admitted to stealing the barrels. According to the manager, the barrels were estimated to be worth between $100 to $150, depending on the size.

The Bangladeshi worker said that he was at his work at the hotel when he saw the defendant transporting the barrels around 9am on January 14.

mary@khaleejtimes.com


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