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Dubai Police Arrest Leader of 'Angels of Death' Organization

Dubai Police Arrest Leader of 'Angels of Death' Organization

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 - 07:00
A Dubai police Bugatti leads a convoy of police vehicles as they drive in downtown Dubai (AFP)

Dubai police announced this week the arrest of the head of a dangerous criminal gang listed by the Interpol.

The Dutch authorities described the man named Radwan Tagi as the most dangerous criminal in the Netherlands.

According to the Directory General of Dubai Police, Tagi, 41, is the leader of the notorious organization "Angels of Death".

Many international arrest warrants were issued against Taghi last year.

The police said the suspect was arrested after he had entered the UAE using the identity of another man.

According to Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, Taghi entered the UAE via Dubai International Airport, using official documents (official passport and travel visa) and the ID card of another person.

He came from the Netherlands and managed to enter the UAE before the concerned authorities in his country issue an arrest warrant, Marri said.

He lived in a residential area in Dubai without being involved in any criminal activity. Taghi sought the help of associates of different nationalities to meet his daily living needs.

The Commander in Chief of the Dutch Police, Eric Akerbaum, thanked the UAE authorities and Dubai police for their cooperation and efforts in tracking Taghi and arresting him.

This cooperation reflects the great impact of the concerted efforts of police agencies in combating organized crime around the world, he noted.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, said the difficulties faced by the Dutch authorities to arrest Taghi, led them to announce a reward of €100,000 for any information on him.

The criminal will be referred to the concerned authorities and the necessary legal measures will be taken against him, he noted.

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