Injured cops flown to Germany for treatment

ABU DHABI — Two undercover police officers who were shot at and wounded by a suspected drug dealer during a sting operation in Bani Yas recently were flown in a private jet to Germany on Wednesday for further treatment on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

By (Wam)

Published: Sat 18 Feb 2012, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:40 PM

The President had ordered the first lieutenant and the sergeant to be flown overseas to continue their medical treatment. The two men are officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and were injured while trying to arrest two drug dealers on February 13.

The two wounded officers said they were grateful to the President for his close follow up of their health conditions and other happenings concerning people in the country.

The officers said that what they had experienced had bolstered their courage and determination to continue their national duty of maintaining security and stability of the community.

They asserted that the nation is dear to them than their physical injury and it is a simple act of tribute and of giving back to the leader, Shaikh Khalifa, who spares no effort to realise the aspirations of his people and provide them with the best and decent standard of life.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt-General Saif Al Shafaar and a group of top police officers paid a visit to the two police officers at the hospital on Wednesday to enquire about their condition. —

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