Bag­gage han­dler jailed for pen theft from lug­gage

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A worker at Dubai air­port has been sen­tenced to six months in prison for steal­ing a pen worth just Dhs5 from a pas­sen­ger’s bag­gage. Dubai Court of First In­stance was told the 30-year-old Ugan­dan bag­gage han­dler was spot­ted rum­mag­ing through bags that were about to be loaded on to a flight, 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.” 7DAYS re­ported in May how the man was charged with the theft and how he had de­nied the crime. He will be de­ported upon leav­ing jail.

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