Huge haul of weapons in Ajman

AJMAN — A huge quantity of illicit weapons, including electric sticks, knives and swords, was recovered yesterday by undercover agents attached to Al Nuaimiya Police Station in Ajman.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 24 Sep 2007, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:12 AM

A police source said possession and sale of such kinds of weapons is illegal as it could lead to increase in crimes and assaults.

A Chinese national, identified as C.H., had imported the weapons with the intent of selling them for prices ranging from Dh30 to Dh80 per piece, the source disclosed.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Saeed Humaid Nasser, Director of Ajman Police Station, said: “Following a tip-off that a Chinese national was selling weapons, a team of officers from Al Nuaimiya Police Station was deputed to trap the suspect.”

The police sent a decoy to the Chinese suspect and when he took out some of the goods from his car, the police arrested him.

During questioning, the suspect confessed that he had imported the weapons from China through a seaport in one of the neighbouring emirates.

“Lack of proper surveillance at some of the ports gives smugglers an opportunity to bring in such kinds of illegal weapons. The customs inspectors should be more strict in curbing the influx of such goods which could contribute to juvenile crimes and assault cases,” said Brig Nasser.

He added that the accused, who entered the country on a valid visit visa, said the quantity that had been seized from him was just a sample of the large quantity that was stored in a warehouse in Al Aweer Area in Dubai.

On getting this information, the Ajman Police, in coordination with Dubai Police, raided the apartment of the accused in the Al Aweer area and seized a cache 542 knives of different types, 40 swords, 60 electric sticks and 38 chargers for the sticks.

According to police records, Brig. Nasser said these types of tools had been used in many rapes and assaults.

Meanwhile, Yahya Al Rayasa, head of the Trade Licence Section in Ajman Municipality, said the municipality is making efforts to crack down on the mobile vendors.

He pointed out that last week the municipality had seized from many Chinese women visitors, watches and gift items which they were selling to people in cafés and restaurants.



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