x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Dubai Police arrest 3 men who said they could make the sky 'rain money'

Police have arrested three men who said they could make the sky rain money with the help of sorcery and reportedly demanded $10,000 from a customer to make their magic work.

DUBAI // Police have arrested three men who claimed that they could make the sky rain money with the help of sorcery.

They reportedly demanded $10,000 from a customer to make their magic work.

The men, two from an African country and the third from an Asian country, were recently caught in a police trap after an undercover police posed as a potential customer, Dubai Police said. But they did not provide an exact date for the arrest.

The three men, H, M L  and A A, claimed that they could make the sky rain about $18 million, with sorcery.

“We sent out a source to contact H and confirm the information and once he confirmed he told H that there is a person interested in paying the necessary money,” said Brigadier Khalil al Mansouri, head of the criminal Investigations department.

An undercover police posed as a potential client and agreed to meet the three men in a flat in Al Muraqabbat.

Once the undercover cop reached the house and gave the three men the money, one of the men said he needed to go to the other room to bring a box which would cause the ceiling to rain the money.

“At that moment police raided the room and arrested the three men,” said Brig al Mansouri.  

The case has been referred to the pubic prosecution under fraud charges.

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