x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Deported prostitute had fight with Dubai policeman, court hears

A deported prostitute who slipped back into the country with a false passport was arrested after fighting with an undercover policeman, a court heard today.

DUBAI // A deported prostitute who slipped back into the country with a false passport was arrested after fighting with an undercover policeman, a court heard today.

SP, 27, from Uzbekistan, screamed at the officer when he asked her and a group of other women to stop loitering outside the Regal Hotel at 3am on February 19. She then resisted his attempts to arrest her.

"All of the others left but this woman remained standing," recalled the police officer's colleague Corporal WA, 35. He said his colleague asked her once more to leave but she refused and insisted on remaining.

"She then started screaming so my colleague showed her his police ID," said the corporal. She handed them a copy of her passport but they became suspicious and checked its details, finding it to be a forgery.

Following her arrest the prostitute confessed to paying a man Dh1,300 for a forged passport and residency visa that she could use to come and live in the country.

Prosecutors charged her with aiding and abetting in forging official documents, impersonation, gaining illegal entry into the country and returning to the country after being deported.

In the Criminal Court she confessed to all charges.

A verdict is expected on April 17.

salamir@thenational.ae