Dubai Police arrest gangs specialising in theft of high-end vehicles

The General Command of Dubai Police said the four gangs, who are of different nationalities, stole a total of 46 luxury cars from various emirates, valued at $3 million
Dubai Police arrest gangs specialising in theft of high-end vehicles
The investigation found that the gangs had entered the UAE on visitor visas with the purpose of stealing luxury cars through the use of modern devices that can reprogramme car systems and start them.
By Staff writer
Sun 08 Jul 2018 09:59 AM

Four gangs responsible for the theft of over 40 high-end vehicles from across the UAE were arrested by Dubai Police. 

The General Command of Dubai Police said the gangs, who are of different nationalities, stole a total of 46 luxury cars from various emirates, valued at $3 million (AED11m).

Lt. Col. Adel Al Jawaker, director of the Criminal Investigation Department, explained that the police's data analysis centre monitored the theft of high-end vehicles across several emirates of the UAE.

The investigation found that the gangs had entered the UAE on visitor visas with the purpose of stealing luxury cars through the use of modern devices that can reprogramme car systems and start them. The vehicles would then be smuggled out of the UAE.

Based on data gathered in Dubai, a task force was formed with members of the Criminal Investigation Department in the Sharjah and Ajman police stations.

The joint effort saw 17 luxury cars discovered at one of the ports in the UAE, which were being prepred to be smuggling outside the country.

A further 13 cars were seized in a number of containers in a warehouse in the Al Aweer area, while 12 luxury cars were also seized in different emirates of the state. Police also seized four cars that were used by members of the gang to carry out their thefts

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, praised the efforts and professionalism of the field teams in the Criminal Investigation Department of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Investigation, which arrested all gang members despite attempting to use modern technical devices to carry out car theft crimes.

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