x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Deported prostitute who re-entered UAE jailed after policeman fight

SP, 27, used a false passport to re-enter the UAE, but was arrested on February 19 after fighting with an undercover policeman who asked her and a group of other women to stop loitering outside the Regal Hotel at 3am.

DUBAI // A prostitute who slipped back into the country after being deported will be deported once more - after serving a six-month jail term, the Criminal Court decided today.

SP, 27, from Uzbekistan, used a false passport to re-enter the UAE, but was arrested on February 19 after fighting with an undercover policeman who asked her and a group of other women to stop loitering outside the Regal Hotel at 3am.

"All of the others left but this woman remained standing," recalled the policeman'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.

She confessed to all charges in court. The Criminal Court convicted her of aiding and abetting in forging official documents and of impersonation but referred the remaining charges to the Court of Misdemenaours.

salamir@thenational.ae