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.

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