Drug trafficker nabbed at Dubai airport

DUBAI — A British national, wanted in Spain for trafficking in more than 200kg of cocaine and against whom an Interpol warrant has been issued, was arrested by the Dubai Police.

By Amira Agarib And Preeti Kannan (Our staff reporters)

Published: Thu 26 Jun 2008, 8:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:18 AM

Robert Dawes, believed to have masterminded trafficking of huge quantities of drugs in several countries, including the UK and Spain, was arrested when he arrived at the Dubai International Airport.

A police source told Khaleej Times, "We arrested Robert Dawes 10 days ago in coordination with the British and Spanish authorities. He is believed to be involved in trafficking of 200kg of cocaine and is wanted by Interpol and Spanish authorities."

The source added since he was wanted by international authorities, Dawes had been blacklisted and was arrested when he flew into Dubai International Airport. He would soon be handed over to Spanish authorities after the completion of due legal procedures.

Dawes is living in Marbella in Spain and is believed to have business interests in Dubai. British mission in the emirate also confirmed his arrest.

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