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Dubai postal worker praised for handing in $4,500 find

Emirates Post has honoured Ignatius Anthony Antao, a sorter at the Ramoul Postal Sorting Centre, for his honesty.

Emirates Post has honoured Ignatius Anthony Antao, a sorter at the Ramoul Postal Sorting Centre, for his honesty in handing over cash he found worth US$4,500 (Dh16,500), according to the state news agency WAM. The money was found in an unaddressed envelope during routine mail sorting and was handed in by Mr Antao, WAM reported on Thursday. Ibrahim Bin Karam, CEO of Emirates Post, presented a certificate of appreciation and a gift to Mr Antao at a function held at the Emirates Post head office in Dubai recently. "We are pleased to publicly recognise this act of honesty and hope it will inspire other employees to always keep moral principles and integrity in mind, irrespective of their position or rank," said Bin Karam. "We are happy to express our high regard for Ignatius, who despite his humble situation, showed exemplary behaviour by handing over the open envelope to his manager." * WAM