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Traveller Who Used Fake Note at Dubai Duty Free Acquitted

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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A woman travelling from London to Dubai was caught possessing fake US Dollar notes. The Dubai Court acquitted her of charges pressed against her as she was unaware that the currency notes were fake.

According to the statement made by the woman during interrogation, she found 266 $100 notes in a bad near Heathrow Airport. She then picked it up and travelled to Dubai where she was caught using the note in a duty free shop.

The Dubai Court of First Instance said that the 47-year old woman was transiting through Dubai where she went to the Dubai Duty Free to purchase some goods. As per records, she tried to pay Dh270 using her credit card but the payment was not successful.

Following this, she handed a $100 note that she found in London to the cashier who doubted that the note was fake. The cashier of the shop checked with a nearby money exchange outlet to be sure that the note was fake. After confirmation that the note she produced was counterfeit, the cashier informed the police who arrested her.

The judges of this case riled that the defendant was not aware that the notes she found were fake. The verdict is subject to appeal within 15 days.