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Dubai: A salesman in Dubai who called cops to report a break-in ended up being charged with setting up a betting den.
According to Dubai Court of First Instance, the 23-year-old expat had called authorities in Might declaring he had been robbed. When cops appeared at his apartment in International City, they discovered money, playing cards and credit cards.
A cop stated in official records: “The defendant called reporting about a crime at his residence. I reached the flat and discovered the implicated along with a lady who helped analyze his testament due to the fact that he only speaks Chinese. He informed us the theft occurred while he and a few of his buddies were playing cards and gaming.”
‘They ran off with Dh20,000’
He told officers that a seven-member gang stormed into his house, attacked him and his friends, then ran off with Dh20,000. He sustained head injuries and looked for treatment at a health center.
Officers browsing the home found 18 credit cards, five boxes of playing cards, and other devices which they said were utilized for gaming.
The man was described Dubai Public Prosecution and was charged with setting up his apartment for gambling activities. Nevertheless, the offender denied the charge in the courtroom.
“As per the law, a gaming place needs to be established for all sorts of clients, which is a condition that examinations and proof didn’t prove versus my client,” said Awatif Mohammed from Al Rowaad Supporters, who are representing the offender.
“No consumers concerned his apartment or condo, it was only some good friends. The sum of cash seized from my client was not shown to be a result of betting.”
The accused was cleared by Dubai Court of First Circumstances on the charge of facilitating betting.