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Gang caught smuggling Dh4m gold in their stomach in Dubai

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 10/08/2017 Amira Agarib
3 Asians caught in Dubai for smuggling Dh4m gold in their stomach © Provided by Khaleej Times 3 Asians caught in Dubai for smuggling Dh4m gold in their stomach

The Dubai Police arrested a gang that stole Dh4 million worth of gold and hid it in their stomachs. The CID have arrested a three-man Asian gang who burglarised four villas.

The thieves wrapped the gold and put it in their stomach by inserting them from their behinds.

Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police for criminal investigation praised the police officials who traced the gang quickly and discovered the method in stealing the gold. The police officials who noticed the suspect's dubious movements and suspected that there was something not normal wit them. Al Mansouri said that this is the first time a gang was using similar method akin to drug traffickers.

He added that the Dubai Police received many complaints from villas whose owners were not available after travelling and forgot to take preventive measures.

The police found that the thieves broke into doors and the villas' safe to steal the gold. Authorities issued an alert to UAE exit points to prevent them from escaping after learning that they are still in the country. The police managed to identify the three Asians after learning that they were planning to escape. Dubai Police caught them while they were packing their belongings.

X-ray tests on the trio reveal that police found something inside their stomachs. They later confessed that they hid the stolen gold in the stomachs with the intention of escaping with it. The gang has been referred to Dubai's Public Prosecution.

Maj. Gen Al Mansouri also encouraged villa owners to participate in their free home security program while they are away so that the police can monitor their villas. They can go to the nearest police station and fill in the forms for the programme. Application can also be done on the Dubai Police website.

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