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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Dubai Police arrest international gang for stealing more than Dh11 million

The money was stolen from bank accounts located in Thailand and other Asian countries

Dubai Police Cars. ( Photo courtesy-Dubau Police)
Dubai Police Cars. ( Photo courtesy-Dubau Police)

Twenty-five men were arrested on suspicion of stealing millions of dollars from bank accounts located in Asian countries, Dubai Police said on Saturday.

More than $3 million (Dh11m) was stolen from bank accounts located in Thailand and other Asian Countries, according to Dubai Police.

“Members of the organised crime contacted bank clients and fabricated stories to swindle them. They asked them to transfer money to fake bank accounts,” said Maj Gen Khalil Al Mansouri, Dubai Police assistant commander-in-chief for criminal investigation.

Maj Gen Al Mansouri said all the victims are from Thailand and other Asian countries.

Dubai Police raided the 25 suspects in a villa located in a residential area of Dubai.

“The gang resided in a villa in residential area to look like an Asian family and keep away suspicion,” he added.

“The gang, consisted of women and men, who were mostly from Thailand and one suspect from Taiwan. They all are specialised in stealing money from bank accounts,” said Maj Gen Al Mansouri.

“The gang are facing fraud and swindling charges in Thailand. They used the latest technology in their cross-intercontinental crimes.

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Police received information about the gang.

Maj Gen Al Mansouri said that a police squad was formed to raid the villa where they lived. “A total of 150 mobile phones, 40 computers and some other devices used in carrying out such crimes were found in the villa.”

Maj Gen Abduallah Khalifa Al Marri, Dubai Police Chief, said: “Dubai Police seize every effort to preserve the security and safety of our community against all risks, whether internally or from abroad.”