3 Kenyan porters held for robbing passengers in Dubai
DUBAI: Three Kenyan porters employed at Dubai International Airport, on Tuesday, admitted before the presiding bench of the Dubai Criminal Court to stealing from passenger baggage. The confession followed their arrest for allegedly embezzling a number of passenger belongings, including gold jewellery.
The accused MA, aged 24, SB, aged 21 and AM aged 23, were all nabbed on suspicion of helping themselves to items from passengers’ baggage on Sept.2, while they were still employed with one of the sister companies of Dubai International Airport.
According to First Corporal Maajid, who was on his routine beat at the field supervision section of Airport Security Department, “MA was referred to my office by one of the persons tasked with inspecting airport employees, on the ground that he was found to be possessing expensive accessories and jewellery.”
“Preliminary questioning of MA led him to confess having stolen the items in his possession from passenger baggage during the course of his work at the baggage handling system. He also said the theft was executed while transporting the baggage from the arrival bays to the conveyor belts,” testified Corporal Maajid.
MA, meanwhile, confessed that the second suspect, SB, had connived with him to keep a watch and alert him if someone was coming. Meanwhile, SB disclosed that the stolen stuff was in the hands of a third suspect, AM. Ultimately, all the stolen valuables were recovered and the trio is awaiting a verdict on Dec.20.