Two Australians part of an international drug ring, smuggling illegal narcotics worth a whopping $150 million (AED 550m) have been caught and arrested by Dubai Police.
$150 million-worth drug smuggling duo arrested by Dubai Police
Battah Matthew John and Pitt Benjamin Neil, an Australian duo part of a major criminal network, Millstream, resided in Dubai and were involved in a project importing three tonnes of $150 million-worth smuggled drugs into Australia. An Interpol red warrant was issued one week ago, sending Dubai Police on the hunt for the suspects and released footage of catching them in the emirate. Check it out:
Dubai Police worked in sync with the Australia Federal Police (AFP) to unravel the drug ‘kingpins’ network. Cops in western Australia conducted numerous raids arresting six gang members last month.
“The AFP and Dubai Police have been close and trusted law enforcement partners for many years. We greatly value the leadership and commitment that Dubai Police demonstrates in the global fight against organised crime.”Reece Kershaw, Commissioner of Australian Federal Police (AFP)
This year, a line-up of 52 gangsters and criminals have been caught and arrested in the UAE by Dubai Police, who’ve been part of a series of notorious crimes like human trafficking, terrorism, money laundering, murders, trading in illegal narcotics and organized crime. Last month saw international drug lord, Nordin EH arrested in the emirate, a central suspect who reportedly planned grenade attacks in the Belgian city of Antwerp in 2017, followed by the arrests of wanted criminal Amir Faten Mekky and drug trafficker Ridouan Taghi.
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