Auctions Committee of Dubai Police has recently held an auction for lost & found items collected at the Dubai Airport in presence of Abdullah Saif Al Muhairi, head of the committee.
The auction included a number of electronic goods, such as mobile phones, computers, watches and other accessories, noting that the estimated value of the items last year was about 1.17 million dirhams, of an original value of 930 thousand dirhams.
Dubai Police made its announcement on holding the auction via its Twitter account on Thursday August 18, for lost and confiscated items from around the city. These items included all what was found, either forgotten or left as a result of the imposed restrictions on baggage excess and overweight, whereas confiscated items included whatever the UAE prohibits to enter the country.
These items and goods are taken to the stores, whereas clothes and food are immediately donated for charity institutions. Confiscated and lost & found items received by the police are evaluated and classified, noting that all of them hasn’t been reclaimed by their owners for more than three months.
It worth noting that Dubai Police is doing its best to allow the real owners to reclaim their lost items, by sharing them on the social media so everyone would recognize his item. Besides, travellers can send photos via the police application on smart phones.
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