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Video: Dubai officials arrest international criminal wanted by Interpol in sting operation

Video: Dubai officials arrest international criminal wanted by Interpol in sting operation

Amir Faten Mekky, a Danish national, reportedly entered the UAE in November 2018

Dubai’s security officials arrested an international criminal wanted by Interpol in a sting operation last week.

Amir Faten Mekky, a Danish national, is the leader of one of the “most dangerous international crime rings involved in murder, drug trafficking and money laundering”, a statement by Dubai Media Office said.

Mekky is also associated with notorious international criminal Radwan Al-Taghi, the head of the ‘Angels of Death’ gang, who was arrested in Dubai in December 2019 and handed over to Holland.

Read: Dubai Police arrest leader of international criminal cartel ‘Angel of Death’

Intelligence gathered by Dubai State Security revealed that Amir Mekky entered the country on November 14, 2018 using alternative travel documents.

A video clipping shared by Dubai Media Office shows footage of Mekky putting trash outside his home.

Special forces from Dubai State Security raided his place of residence early morning on Wednesday, June 4 and took him into custody.

Mekky, who has “eluded security forces across Europe”, was arrested following the efforts of a joint task force that included the Dubai Public Prosecution and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The task force ensured the arrest was made in compliance with the UAE legal process and in accordance with international legal standards, the statement added.

Mekky is currently being investigated and preparations are underway to hand him over to the relevant authorities.

“The high-profile arrest sends a clear message that Dubai will not tolerate international criminal activities even if the crimes have not been committed in the UAE. It also emphasised the UAE’s commitment to fulfill its responsibilities towards combating transnational crime,” the statement added.

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