x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Naif Souq saffron thefts mystery 'solved'

More than Dh4 million worth of saffron was stolen over a year.

Dubai Police may have solved the mystery of Naif Souq's disappearing saffron – by arresting a man accused of stealing more than Dh4 million worth over a year.

Officers believe the man was responsible for thefts from shops that started in February last year, including one incident in which more than Dh370,000 worth of the spice was stolen.

Police arrested a man on Sunday, but he told them he was only a broker and had received the spice from another person. He led them to K?H, an Afghan, who was arrested.

The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution.