(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Ras Al Khaimah Police has honoured an Asian taxi driver who honestly returned Dh100,000 that a passenger had left behind.
Brigadier Abdullah Ali Menakhas, Acting Director General of the Police Operations, RAK Police, said that Kushu Ibrahim was an honest driver.
"He did not think twice and directly reported and handed over the money that the passenger had left behind in his taxi to the RAK Police."
He added that the RAK Police have honoured several cabbies for honestly returning many valuable items passengers left behind.
"Those honest cabbies, who are from different nationalities, are honoured for setting a shiny model for others."
Brig Menakhas said they received a report on the missing money from the (unidentified) passenger.This helped us track him down and give him his money back."
The happy passenger thanked the honest driver and RAK police.
"I thought I lost my money for ever and could not believe that I got it back that fast," the passenger said.
Brig Menakhas urged taxi passengers to pay attention to the colour of the taxi and the driver's uniform as every company has a distinct colour.
"They should also keep the receipt of the tariff to better identify the taxi and find the items lost in a short time," he insisted.
Taxi driver Ibrahim said that he has seen many ups and downs in all his years of struggle, but one thing that he never compromised on, is his honesty.
"When I discovered the Dh100,000 that the passenger forgot in my cab, I immediately reported that to the RAK police to ensure that the money is safely returned to its rightful owner," the driver informed.
"Honesty is above everything for me. I could not even imagine keeping that money which did not belong to me," he added.
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