An employee was accused of asking for a Dh100,000 bribe to reduce a shipping company’s non-existent fine by Dh2,000,000 in Dubai on Monday.
The 28-year-old Arab national misused his authority as a revenue protection officer at a government post office branch to audit accounts for companies who used their services for parcels not exceeding 30kg in weight, according to local Arabic sources.
His role included the monitoring of any evasion of financial dues regarding postal fees.
The man allegedly called a local shipping company and informed their manager that there were irregularities in their sales records and financial statements.
Violating the terms of the postage company had accrued a Dh2,400,000 fine on them.
He offered them his services in ‘reducing’ their fine by Dh2,000,000 in exchange for Dh100,000 bribe.
The manager of the shipping company had assured the officer multiple times that their bookkeeping was in order but he was unconvinced.
After multiple attempts, the manager decided to report the matter to the police.