Crime and Courts

Dubai: Two face trial for forging PCR test result Filed on March 22, 2021
Photo: Reuters

One of the accused was attempting to travel outside the UAE using the fake result.

An investor and an airline employee are facing trial at a Dubai court for allegedly forging a negative Covid-19 PCR test result to allow the former to travel outside the UAE.

According to the complainant’s testimony in the investigation reports, the 32-year-old Asian investor was asked by another airline employee to provide a new report or text message confirming a negative PCR result after he had first presented an expired one.

The investor returned with a new result in half an hour, which was found to be fake. During interrogation, he admitted that the second accused, a38-year-old compatriot, had handed him a printout of the same result after changing the date of issue to allow him to leave the country.

Both the accused have been arrested and are in court-ordered detention until trial.

Afkar Abdullah

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /news/crime-and-courts/dubai-three-men-arrested-within-24-hours-of-stealing-dh170000 macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1011,1664 macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery