ABU DHABI // A delegation of top officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) met with Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and high ranking officers from Dubai to strengthen ties between the UAE and the United States in tackling intercontinental crime.
Sheikh Saif received Police Commissioner William Bratton along with John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism, and other members of the NYPD and stressed the importance of international cooperation, mutual field work and expertise exchange between the Ministry of Interior and the NYPD.
The delegation was also briefed on some of Dubai Police’s successes in bringing criminals to book by Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah, Commander General of Dubai Police.
Maj Gen Al Muzainah accompanied the delegation in a tour to the General Department of Criminal Investigations along with Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation Affairs, and heads of departments.
Colonel Khaled Al Kawari, Deputy Director of the General Department of Anti-Narcotics, talked about the importance of international cooperation in relation to combating drugs and reviewed a number of cases in which intelligence work by Dubai Police helped in catching trafficking gangs in international waters.
Colonel Mohammed Akil Ahli, Director of the Criminal Tracking Department, presented the case of the Pink Panther gang that carried out the jewellery robbery in the Wafi shopping mall in 2007. He explained that Dubai Police helped identify the gang after sending DNA samples to Interpol.
Lt Colonel Saeed Al Hajiri, Director of the Electronic Intelligence Department, highlighted the role of the department in reducing rates of cybercrimes, fraud, hacking of bank accounts, stealing credit cards numbers and details of smart phones.
Source: uae news