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Warehouse guard stole 38 barrels of alcohol from Dubai hotel, hears court

The man, who was working for a company that supplied the alcohol, admitted his actions after a hotel employee reported seeing him loading the barrels onto a lorry, the court heard.

DUBAI // A man stole 38 barrels of alcohol from a hotel, a court heard today.

PF, 42, from India, and two others stole the barrels from the Airport Le Meridian hotel on January 15 this year, heard the Criminal Court.

The man, who was working for a company that supplied the alcohol, admitted his actions after a hotel employee reported seeing him loading the barrels onto a lorry. Each barrel is worth between US$100-150.

AA, a hotel worker from Bangladesh, said grew suspicious after noticing the warehouse guard lingering at the hotel after his shift ended. "When I asked him for the delivery notebook he said it was in his car, but when he went to his car, instead of getting the notebook, he drove off," he said. A verdict is expected on March 27.

 

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