Dubai: Police return Dh77,000 to Pakistani passenger after honest taxi driver returns him – News


The traveler was transiting through DXB International Airport when authorities handed over his lost bag

Published: Sat 20 Aug 2022, 1:23 PM

Last update: Sat 20 Aug 2022, 10:51 PM

Dubai police recently returned a bag containing Dh77,000 in currency to a transiting passenger who lost the money before leaving Dubai.

The Pakistani traveler (SS) did not realize he had lost his bag until Dubai police contacted him to inform him that his bag and valuables inside were between de good hands at the lost and found section of the general department of airport security of the dubai police. .

The Lost & Found office in Terminal 3 had received the black bag from an honest taxi driver. The bag contained sums of money in different currencies: 1,020 Dh, 67,055 Saudi riyals, 2,000 pounds sterling, 3,000 Pakistani rupees and some personal documents.

After checking the contents of the bag for the owner’s contact details, Dubai police were able to contact his relatives in the UK, who provided officers with the owner’s direct contact number. Officers then learned that the passenger would be transiting through Dubai International Airport on his flight back to his home country of Pakistan.


Therefore, Dubai Police contacted and coordinated Emirates Airlines and arranged the transfer.

Brigadier Hamouda bin Suwayda Al Amiri, acting director of the General Department of Airports Security, honored the taxi driver for his honesty by handing over the bag to the police. He reaffirmed the commitment of Dubai Police to strengthen the concept of community partnership and to enhance the sense of responsibility in individuals.


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