Air­port worker ‘stole Dhs5 pen from bag’

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A Dubai Air­port bag­gage han­dler has gone on trial ac­cused of steal­ing a pen worth just Dhs5 from an item of lug­gage, writes Ali Al Shouk. Dubai Court of First In­stance was told the 30-year-old Ugan­dan was spot­ted rum­mag­ing through bags that were about to be loaded, but was un­able to find any valu­ables. An Emi­rati po­lice of­fi­cer, 35, said he was called to the han­dling area af­ter the in­ci­dent was spot­ted in Jan­uary. He said: “He con­fessed that he opened four bags and found noth­ing. He was search­ing the bags for pas­sen­gers head­ing to Morocco.” But the sus­pect de­nied the charges in court and the trial was ad­journed un­til next month. He could be jailed for up to three years if found guilty.

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