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Man who stole ring for lover jailed
BY HAMZA M. SENGENDO February 10, 2018
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Dubai: An airport security guard, who stole a ring so he could present it to his girlfriend when he goes on leave, has been imprisoned and fined.

The African man, 23, was on duty inside an airplane at the Dubai International Airport when he came across the Dhs380 golden ring on its floor at around 1am on Dec.5.2017.

He embezzled it with the prospect of presenting it to his girlfriend in his home country according to his confession in airport security records.

He confessed during the Criminal Court’s questioning on Jan.4. The court has imprisoned him for three months plus a Dhs5,000 fine after which he will be deported.

He told police he was inspecting an airplane bound for Florida when he came across a passenger’s ring in the aisle. He decided to take it home instead of handing it over to the lost and found section. He hid it in his trousers’ pocket, planning to present it to his girlfriend. He devised plans to smuggle it without being detected.

At around 11am he stashed the ring in his wallet and placed the wallet in a box thinking the baggage scanning device would not detect it.

He walked to the inspection point allocated for airport employees and placed the box in the scanning device. The device frustrated his bid.

He told prosecutors he had been tasked with inspecting the plane for hazardous, metallic and suspicious materials or items banned in the USA before passengers could be allowed to board.

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