Dubai Airport Workers Embezzle Dh124,000 Worth of Products

July 8, 2019

Three Asian employees of a Dubai airport has been charged for stealing gadget shipments worth Dh124,000.

Public prosecution records have shown that in April, the first defendant - who was responsible for receiving and delivering customers' shipments to the free zone warehouse at the airport's Terminal 2 - allegedly stole some products from a package.

With the help of his colleagues in the same department, he reportedly took 10 tablets (worth Dh86,612), 10 digital cameras (worth Dh25,140), six lenses (worth of Dh6,885), and a laptop (worth of Dh6,320).

All three defendants admitted to the crime, saying they didn't expect that the authorities would notice the products were missing, according to the prosecution.

The first accused said he found the box open and decided to steal some of its contents. He added that he asked the third defendant, who worked as a driver, to move the products out of the free zone.

The second accused - who was responsible for checking all the shipments before they leave the zone - confessed that he allowed the duo to get away with the stolen items, after they offered him a free tablet.

The company's representative, who received the shipment from the free zone, noticed that a box of gadgets was missing. He then reported the problem to an airport security official, who checked the cameras and saw a footage that captured the crime.

The Dubai Police arrested the defendants, and the public prosecution referred them to the criminal court.

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