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Beggar in Dubai caught with Dh100,000 in fake leg

Dubai Police arrested the beggar on Eid, who hid the cash in his prosthetic limb

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Dubai: Police in Dubai recently arrested a beggar with Dh100,000 of cash concealed in his prosthetic leg.

In an anti-begging campaign launched on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, Dubai Police said they arrested an Asian man in his sixties, who was found begging in Al Quoz area after the Dhuhur (midday) prayer. 

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Police officers only found Dh25 at first, but upon further inspection, officials found that Dh45,000 in cash and bank notes of various currencies were concealed in his fake limb.

In total, the beggar was found with the possession of Dh100,000 (equivalent to $27,225) in cash, according to Sky News Arabia. The beggar was also found to have entered the country on a visit visa only month ago.

Dubai Police said that 243 beggars were arrested since the campaign was launched one month ago, which included 136 men and 107 women.

Hotline number

Residents can report begging to police by calling the number 901. 

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