x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Dubai cop who sold dumped cars for profit jailed

Traffic policeman who sold abandoned cars for personal profit is sentenced to two years in prison.

DUBAI // A traffic policeman who sold 79 abandoned cars for a profit by forging their ownership records has been sentenced to two years in prison.

HS, 25, an Emirati, abused his position at the Traffic Records Section at Jebel Ali Police Station so that he and two others could sell the cars for a personal profit.

Between 2010 and 2011 he roamed the streets looking for dusty and abandoned cars which he would then sell to the two accomplices.

Prosecution records said he came forward and confessed to his crimes because he felt so guilty he couldn’t sleep at night.

The Criminal Court found the policeman guilty on a charge of theft, while his accomplices, HE, 22, holding a Comoros Islands passport, and SK, 25, an unemployed Saudi national, were found guilty of aiding and abetting and were also sentenced to two years in prison.

The two accomplices will be deported after serving their sentences.

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