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Dubai Police returns lost AED50k to DXB passenger

Asian passenger, unaware of his loss, was approached by the airport security team who handed him over the money just before boarding his plane

Dubai Police returns lost AED50k to DXB passenger
The money was lost and recovered in Dubai International Airport.

Dubai Police has revealed that it returned AED50,000 to a visitor to the emirates within an hour of it being lost at Dubai International Airport.

The Asian passenger, unaware of his loss, was approached by the airport security team who handed him over the money just before boarding his plane.

Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Bin Dylan Al Mazroui, director of the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police, a report had been received saying someone had found AED50,000 and 1,000 Rupees.

"From our experience in such cases, the owner usually is either unaware that he or she is missing anything or searching for it around the airport.

"As a result of joint efforts between the search teams at the airport security operations room and foot patrols, the owner was identified in record time and his lost money was safely returned to him before he left the country," he added.

The traveller, who has not been identified, was reportedly "extremely happy" and expressed his thanks to Dubai Police.

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