'Wanted' man exits UAE with brother's passport

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Dubai - The unemployed man is facing two charges: Illegally using others' passport and exiting the country in an illegal way.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 2:21 PM

Last updated: Tue 30 Nov 2021, 9:31 AM

A wanted Emirati man went on trial in Dubai's Court of First Instance for allegedly using his brother's passport to travel.

According to public prosecution records, the 37-year-old man had been wanted by authorities and his passport was earlier seized at the Dubai Courts.

In 2007, he managed to exit the Dubai International Airport using his brother's passport and travelled to Thailand.

The unemployed man is facing two charges: Illegally using others' passport and exiting the country in an illegal way.

The complainant, a 41-year-old Emirati employee, said that in the evening of May 24, 2007, he could not find his passport that he had left in his car outside his house. "The next day, I found out that it was my brother who stole the passport and used it to travel to Thailand."

During the prosecution investigation, the defendant said he decided to leave the country, but could not since his passport was seized. He then stole his brother's passport and bought an air ticket.

He left for Thailand where he stayed for three years. He then decided to come back and surrendered at the UAE Embassy in Thailand.

It was not immediately clear why the case took so long to reach the court.

The defendant has been placed in provisional detention.

marie@khaleejtimes.com


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