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Worker caught transporting gas cylinders without permit in Dubai Filed on February 6, 2020 | Last updated on February 6, 2020 at 03.34 pm
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The worker is accused of transporting highly flammable material by land in a way that violates the law and regulations.

A worker has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for transporting gas cylinders without a permit.

Public prosecution records show that on May 4, 2018, the 30-year-old Pakistani worker was caught transporting as many as 22 gas cylinders in a vehicle that was not licensed for that job, consequently causing a hazard to people and other vehicles in the area.

The worker is accused of transporting highly flammable material by land in a way that violates the law and regulations.

The vehicle he was using was not registered with the general directorate of civil defence - the hazardous material control section. A case was registered at Lahbab police station.

A police corporal said he was with a colleague when a pickup truck driven by the defendant drew their attention. "We stopped the truck and asked him for an ID. We found he was not wanted for any violation and neither was his companion."

According to the corporal, the defendant claimed that someone assigned him to drive the vehicle to a certain place (where he was caught) for an amount of Dh50. "He claimed he was unaware of what was onboard the vehicle. He said he picked up his companion off the side of the road."

When the police officers opened the back door of the pickup truck, they found gas cylinders.

"They were transported in a cooling container. We apprehended the companion as he tried to flee the place. The defendant just stood there."

The other police corporal said that the companion told them he got scared so he tried to run away. "The driver failed to produce any bills or receipts for any purchases of the gas."

A letter from the civil defence authorities said that the pickup truck was not registered or licensed for such kind of transportations as per the usual procedures by the directorate's hazardous material control section.

The worker will be sentenced on February 20.

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...

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