The Dubai Police received 20 wanted people of different nationalities from other countries.
The Dubai Police arrested 6,840 people wanted in 8,700 cases involving Dh1.79 billion in the last two months, including a European who was wanted in a Dh145-million case.
The force introduced a new system to catch people wanted in cases in the UAE after their numbers increased on the instruction of Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police. Three teams of officers were formed to catch such people in Muraqqabat, Al Qusais and Rashidiya police stations.
Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said this move helped arrest thousands of them in the last two months. They were wanted in cases of dud cheques, breach of trust and also some criminal cases. The arrests were made in collaboration with the police authorities in the country and abroad.
Among them was a European who was wanted in a case involving Dh145 million and an Asian wanted in 61 cases by police authorities across the country. An Arab who was adept at dodging the police by moving from one emirate to another was also arrested.
Colonel Salem Al Rumaithi, Deputy Director for Criminal Investigation, said that in the past six months, the police arrested 130 people who were wanted by other countries for their involvement in murders, forming criminal gangs, and indulging in human and drug trafficking. Twenty-nine of them were handed over to their countries after receiving extradition requests and completing legal procedures, while the rest are still under detention awaiting extradition and arrest warrant documents.
During this period, the Dubai Police received 20 wanted people of different nationalities from other countries, including an Arab who was wanted in 70 criminal cases in the UAE. He was handed over to the Dubai Police by an Asian country. The police are still chasing some wanted people who had committed serious crimes, Col Al Rumaithi said.
He praised members of the public who cooperated with the police through toll-free number 800243 by passing on information about wanted people.