135 arrested for issuing dud cheques this year

DUBAI - The Anti-Crime Department of Dubai Police has resolved 445 criminal and traffic cases and arrested 135 people for issuing dud cheques worth Dh350 million this year, Major Ahmed Al Thani bin Ghalita, Director of Anti-Crime Department said.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Sun 25 Jul 2010, 8:23 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:54 PM

He said the department arrested 281 people during the first quarter of 2010 including 22 for coming to the UAE after being deported, 23 who were wanted by the Dubai Public Prosecution, 32 who owed money to various authorities, six people for theft and four for violating the Residence Law in addition to a number of suspects who were charged for assault, forcing women into prostitution and adultery. He said last year, the department recorded 1,144 cases and arrested 658 suspects.

He said the majority of suspects were arrested for issuing dud cheques in addition to 19 cases of theft, 11 for physical assault, eight for adultery and rape, four for forgery, three for giving threats, two for posing as police officials and one for drug trafficking. He said in April this year the police the department arrested an Asian suspect who stole Dh400.,000 from a car. A bank customer had withdrawn money and kept it inside the car and returned to the bank again.

When he came back he saw a person near his car and found that the car window was broken.

The police learnt that the suspect was driving a rented car and they monitored him for three days before he was arrested in a hotel in the Naïf area.

Also, the department arrested two Koreans for theft. The police received information that two people were renting cars to transport bags in the Jebel Ali industrial area.

The police set a trap and arrested the two suspects while they handling the bags which contained stolen electric cables from a government department

Maj. Ghalita said the department implemented a number of security plans and inspection campaigns to prevent crimes in coordination with theCID office.


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