Dubai Police arrest international gang that stole 100 million Thai Baht

The 25-member gang stole from bank accounts in Thailand and other Asian countries

Dubai Police arrested an international gang that have stolen about 100 million Thai Baht from various bank accounts in Thailand and other Asian countries.

The 25-member gang specializes in robbing from bank account, the police said.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, praised the fruitful international cooperation with the Thai authorities, that led to the arrest of a gang. The total money stolen by the gang was about 100 million Thai Baht.

Maj Gen Al Marri said the Dubai Police officers have always been motivated by the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to create a society that is secure and safe for all residents

Moreover, Maj Gen Al Marri attributed the success of the operation to the directives of Lt. General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who has always directed UAE’s security forces to develop the established relations between the UAE and various countries in the field of combating crime and developing effective plans to stop criminals locally, regionally, and internationally.

Commenting on the case, Maj. Gen. Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commandant of Criminal Affairs at Dubai Police, said: Dubai Police received information about some 24 people of Thai nationality and a person of Taiwan nationality who formed an organized criminal gang specializing in stealing bank accounts in Thailand and some other Asian countries through fraud and corruption. The victims (owners of the bank accounts) were deceived to transfer funds from their accounts to fake accounts in some East Asian countries. All victims were from Thailand and some Asian countries.

“Immediately after receiving the information, a team of Dubai Police was formed to raid and arrest the gang. After locating their hiding place, which is located in a residential area, our team raided and arrested all members of the gang consisting of men and women with about 150 smartphones and 40 laptops, as well as some technical devices that helped them commit these kinds of crimes,” Maj Gen Al Mansouri said.

Maj. Gen.  Al Mansouri added that gang members had already been accused with fraud in Thailand, and that they were using modern technology so their crime would appear as an intercontinental crime.

Maj Gen Al Mansouri said the gang had taken up a hiding place in a residential area to give the impression that they were an Asian family in order to dispel any  suspicion around them.


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