(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Dubai Police chief has said some smuggling gangs, who will stop at nothing to achieve their crimes, have used beautiful girls to marry and ensnare government officials to get information.
At a lecture at the Dubai Police Officers Club, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, called on Dubai Customs officials to reject corruption and bribery.
Officials must be alert to the fact that professional gangs would know weak points in each employee and exploit it to get them to commit violations, lose their dignity and become their 'slaves', he said.
Lt-Gen. Dhahi said many of the smuggling gangs would use anything, no matter how difficult it was, in order to obtain information and penetrate employees in government agencies by buying loyalty or befriending them to get leaked information. One of these ways was to get an employee to marry a beautiful girl in order to achieve the gang's purpose.
He said official information, especially sensitive information, should not be disclosed to any person. He said that loyalty and fidelity, not only meant the fulfillment of work but also includes commitment of employees.
Lt-Gen. Dhahi also pointed out that the federal law included imprisonment for each employee who took advantage of his job and obtained money by exploiting his position and function unjustly.
He called for those in the government sector to not waste public money by abusing overtime incentives and cash allowances, and to avoid dishonesty and corruption, such as taking bribes and earning money illegally.
People should respect their work and raise the reputation of the institution at home and abroad in the national interest. Real loyalty meant an individual belonged to his institution and he will not think of leaving it for another institution when problems arise at work, he said.
Lt-Gen. Dhahi also praised Customs official in the UAE who protect the country from those who want to violate the laws and harm the country.
The lecture was held in the presence of Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director-General of the Dubai Customs, and a number of executives and officials in the Dubai Customs.